[Ebook] ↠ The Almond Tree Author Michelle Cohen Corasanti – Soaringeaglecasino.us

The Almond TreeMi Arrampicai Sul Nostro Mandorlo Abbas E Io L Avevamo Soprannominato Shahida, Testimone, Perch Passavamo Cos Tanto Tempo Tra I Suoi Rami A Guardare Gli Arabi E Gli Ebrei Che Ormai Era Un Compagno Di Giochi, E Si Meritava Un Nome L Ulivo A Sinistra Di Shahida Era Amal, Speranza, E Quello A Destra Era Sa Dah, Felicit Palestina, Met Degli Anni Cinquanta Mentre Il Conflitto Arabo Israeliano Infiamma, Ichmad Dodici Anni, Un Talento Non Comune Per La Matematica E Un Ammirazione Sconfinata Per Albert Einstein Scopre Per La Prima Volta Cosa Siano La Violenza E La Paura La Sua Famiglia Viene Costretta Dall Esercito Israeliano A Trasferirsi In Un Misero Fazzoletto Di Terra Rallegrato Soltanto Da Una Pianta Di Mandorlo, Unica Fonte Di Sostentamento E Ristoro Ma I Problemi Non Sono Finiti Quando Il Padre Di Ichmad Viene Imprigionato Con L Accusa Di Aver Nascosto Delle Armi, Spetta Al Primogenito Prendersi Cura Della Madre E Dei Fratelli Ichmad Deve Trovare Un Lavoro, E In Fretta Suo Unico Conforto, Il Mandorlo In Fondo Al Giardino.Anno Dopo Anno, Ingiustizia Dopo Ingiustizia, I Suoi Fratelli Soccombono All Odio Verso Israele, Invece Ichmad Lotta Per Dare Un Senso A Ci Che Lo Circonda E, Grazie Alla Sua Intelligenza Matematica, Vince Una Borsa Di Studio Per L Universit Intanto Il Mandorlo Resta L , In Fondo Al Giardino D Infanzia Mentre La Storia Fa Il Suo Corso Mentre Ichmad, Ormai Adulto, Riesce A Emigrare Negli Stati Uniti Nonostante L Opposizione Della Famiglia Mentre Capisce Cosa Siano L A E Il Lutto, La Rabbia E Il Perdono E, Riappropriandosi Delle Proprie Radici, Finalmente Ricomincia A Sognare.

[Ebook] ↠ The Almond Tree Author Michelle Cohen Corasanti – Soaringeaglecasino.us
  • ebook
  • 384 pages
  • The Almond Tree
  • Michelle Cohen Corasanti
  • Italian
  • 25 March 2017
  • 9788858817001

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  1. says:

    My Rating 5 In One Word Superb Review I had no idea words could have so much power and beauty I smiled and cried while reading I was left speechless when I finished the book Pondering over evey sentence I read, every bit of emotions I felt, I was over whelmed how beautifully sad a novel can be The Almond Tree is a heart wrenching, self narrative story of a Palestinian kid, Ichmad Mahmud, his family and their struggles It is the story of unjust occupation It is the story of extremism on both sides It is the story of never giving up It is the story of two lovers.It is the story of love vs hate Ichmad Mahmud is a 12 year old Palestinian who lives in a village with his parents and siblings He is a genious kid with unquenchable thirst for knowledge He loves solving math and physics problems One day, his younger sister Amal fell prey to the field mine near their house and was blown up into pieces To bury Amal, they had to wait for the permit from Israeli soldiers and for the curfew to end So they spent the whole night with her dead body at home, comforting her that she is finally free After few days of Amal s death, the Israeli soldiers took their home, their orange groves, relocating ...


  2. says:

    A first reads giveaway Thank you so much goodreads The story follows Ichmad, a Palestinian boy and his family I have never read a book before from a Palestinian perspective, but I m so glad I have now It s a brutal, heartbreaking read, but I...


  3. says:

    I reviewed this novel in a longer essay regarding novels that pervert the cultures and struggles of marginalized peoples Here is the relevant portion Michelle Cohen Corasanti s debut novel, The Almond Tree, is yet another example The narrative creates sympathy with the oppressed in this case, Palestinians by enumerating the litany of injustices they must endure Cohen Corasanti, a Jewish White American woman of considerable privilege, said in an interview that she wrote this novel because she wanted to bring about peace between Palestinians and Israelis and to show that we are all human beings and we re all equal In this context, a quote from novelist Teju Cole comes to mind The banality of evil transmutes into the banality of sentimentality The world is nothing but a problem to be solved by enthusiasm Cohen Corasanti said she wanted to show how a Palestinian and Israeli could overcome obstacles and work together to advance humanity By obstacles she means the wholesale destruction of Palestinian society, use of the most advanced weaponry against principally unarmed civilians, demolition of homes, daily humiliation at hundreds of checkpoints, colour coded license plates, Israeli only roads, segregated buses, assassinations, imprisonment without charge or trial, theft of...


  4. says:

    Disclaimer I do not feel that I am educated enough to judge this novel against real and documented history The political situation in Israel, Palestine, and the surrounding areas is complicated enough without me taking a ham fisted swing at it therefore, I will only be looking at this novel as a work of fiction and weighing it accordingly.The Almond Tree made me roll my eyes so hard and so often that they now swing freely in their sockets I have googly eyes I look like a certain cookie jonesing monster.The book begins with a melodramatic bang and ends with empty platitudes It s just one long litany of predictable plot device tragedies deaths, accidents, beatings, explosions, misunderstandings both great and small than should ever happen to just one family in a small village It seemed as though Ms Cohen Corasanti couldn t trust her readers to feel sympathy for anyone other than Ichmad s family, so everything bad that could possibly happen is centered completely on them If I had been able to see other families with dynamited houses or starving children, it would have had a much greater impact upon me and the story in general.Additionally, I couldn t engage with any of the frustratingly one dimensional characters Baba is saintly, Mama is traditional, Abbas is angry, Ichmad Ahmad is good Israeli soldiers are inhuman monsters, but Israeli people are wonderful once they see the truth of Ichmad s humanity and overwhelming genius Characters who are good are saintly character...


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    Something so terrible happens to a family in a small village in Palestine in the first chapter of this powerful novel and I thought they couldn t endure any I was wrong bad things just keep happening and the loss and suffering was overwhelming Yet, I am glad that I kept reading actually I couldn t put it down.Ichmad , the oldest son , through a rash and immature decision , has to become the caretaker of his family who live in this occupied village He is extraordinarily intelligent and as the story enfolds , he becomes an extraordinary man The only way to save his family is for Ichmad to leave and go to the university , studying and working and sending nearly every penny home While the focus is on Ichmad and his family s suffering , the author who is an American Jewish writer , also depicts the loss and suffering of Ichmad s Jewish prof...


  6. says:

    Death and hardship are the reality of Ichmad Hamid s life growing up in a Palestinian village ruled over by the Israeli military From birth, Ichmad has been taught that the Israelis are the enemy as he has seen his siblings killed or maimed by their brutality But when his mathematical genius gives him the opportunity to study at the Hebrew university, his wrongly imprisoned father is the only person who insists that Ichmad should follow his dreams and espouse peace rather than conflict However, he will be pitted against intolerance at every turn even from inside his own family The endless battle to use his intellect has the power to either save or destroy those he loves in a part of the world where conflict seems to be the only constant The Almond Tree is the debut novel Michelle Cohen Corasanti, an American of Jewish descent growing up in Utica, New York She was raised in a strict Jewish household and knew nothing of the struggles of Palestinians until she studied in Israel in her teens I bring up the author s heritage only because it makes the writing in The Almond Tree all the remarkable The story of Ichmad Hamid and his family does no...


  7. says:

    I was late to find out that I won this book last dec 1 I just check my mail and found out that I won This MADE MY DAY into BRIGHTEST I was really surprise, it was my first experience to won in giveaway DThank you so much DI m excited to read it x I wonder what will I learned and realize after reading this book can t wait DRe edited When I received this book last Dec 17, 2012 I went home really depressed because of my exams I think I will fail, I m not really good at science especially in physics Then when i opened our door and entered our house My mom told me that there was a package I saw it in a table i quickly grab it I was like Eh Really It already arrived Wahahahahaha I realy laughed like that Yehey Then I joyously went to my room and open it I was so excited and happy When I had a glimpse of the book, I expressed OMG Oh my God then I got it, I hug it and jump and giggled Then i open it and smelled it It smell nice then I look at the page and was able to recognize this lines, The examiner approached the microphone Let C be the unit circle x 2 y 1 O_O but then I laughed I saw a letter saying A gift note from michelle corasanti May the battles that we fight be for the advancement of humanityFrom MichelleIt was really a nice message Your book lighten up my day Thank you so much Thank you so much for this I m really happy Now as I read this wonderful book and after I read it I wil...


  8. says:

    Heart breaking reality based But it didn t hit me the way it should be I m in between 3 4 stars Nevertheless this book has many beautiful lines Courage, I realised, was not the absence of fear it was the absence of selfishness putting someone else s interest before one s own Don t allow guilt to enter your heart, because it s a disease, like cancer, that ll eat away at you until there s nothing left It s about his sentence, isn t it Tell me what it says Fourteen years That was 730 weeks rounded down 5,113 days 122,712 hours 7,363,720 minutes 4...


  9. says:

    I think I was the only Goodread s member to not receive a copy of this as part of the Goodreads Giveaway However, my husband was a fortunate recipient of the book I am not sure that all the political facts were accurate in this book but I do know I loved the story Highly recommend this book that boasts of courage and perseverance Favorite quotes from book, Good things make choosing ...


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    I have no pleasure to rate a book with one star, so I ll exceed myself on the explanations.Before you complain about my rating or my review on my curated space, please read, learn and think about the real facts Don t make a judgement based on what someone told you Be impartial and listen to both sides In fact, listen to all sides before you decide for yourself.If you are rude, you re going to be flagged If you want to discuss my review, do it politely I m always available and you can always convince me I m wrong if you have the correct arguments.Respect and toleration are what make relationships possible.I was almost compelled to say this book is science fiction because it doesn t portrait the Israeli Palestinian conflict but another completely different conflict and I haven t seen any human being in this book There is no one so good, and there is no one so bad, unless they are psychos We, human beings, are somewhere in between angels and demons.But unfortunately, I can t joke with this because this book s me...

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