The Almond Tree
This is an alternate-cover edition for ASIN B008XM0AZM.Gifted with a brilliant mind that has made a deep impression on the elders of his Palestinian village, Ahmed Hamid is nevertheless tormented by his inability to save his friends and family. Living under occupation, the inhabitants of the... show more
This is an alternate-cover edition for ASIN B008XM0AZM.Gifted with a brilliant mind that has made a deep impression on the elders of his Palestinian village, Ahmed Hamid is nevertheless tormented by his inability to save his friends and family. Living under occupation, the inhabitants of the village harbour a constant fear of losing their homes, jobs, belongings – and each other. On Ahmed’s twelfth birthday, that fear becomes a reality. With his father now imprisoned, his family’s home and possessions confiscated and his siblings quickly succumbing to hatred in the face of conflict, Ahmed embarks on a journey to liberate his loved ones from their hardship, using his prodigious intellect. In so doing, he begins to reclaim a love for others that had been lost over the course of a childhood rife with violence, and discovers new hope for the future.
Publisher: Garnet Publishing
Pages no: 353
Edition language: English
This well written book gave an excellent sense of the desperation felt by many Palestinians, that whatever they do, they are battling against impossible odds, yet, there is always hope. The only downside for me, was that Ichmad Hamid, who raises himself above all the desolation, only does so because...
This story is heart wrenching, thrilling and thought provoking. A view of political and war torn Palestine and Israel from the point of view of the common people who are caught in between. Absolutely compelling! A must read! I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Piękna książka. Trudno zresztą znaleźć słowa na określenie tych wszystkich emocji, którymi od wczoraj, kiedy zaczęłam czytać książkę, żyję. Były łzy, niedowierzanie, współczucie, smutek, przygnębienie, poczucie beznadziei. I świadomość, że to wszystko dzieje się na naszych oczach od wielu lat. Już n...
I was rendered speechless by this book. It is the most beautiful book I’ve a read in a very long time. It’s so incredibly written that you could feel all the pain, hatred, desperation and hope. This story is soul crushing and inspiring and refreshing and most importantly so very truthful. I don’t ev...
* I received this in a Goodreads “First Reads” Giveaway *Ichmad Hamed is a young Palestinian boy living in a small village controlled by the Israeli army. While innocently chasing a butterfly across a field outside their home his 3-year-old sister, Ama, is blown up by a land mine. Not long afterwa...
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