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The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti provides a welcome break in an age when wars are fought like videogames and bodies of children blown to bits are brushed under the carpet as collateral damage. Instead, the book redirects the focus onto people who have emotions, relations and who are ...

Her first attempt at story telling has earned accolades all around the world, but Michelle Cohen Corasanti's book The Almond Tree has not found many takers in the West Asia. The fanatics have panned it by calling it a biased take on Israel-Palestine conflict. Corasanti talks about her efforts, hopes, Israel ...
But this was never the case with Michelle Cohen Corasanti's The Almond Tree. Before I could finish the initial chapters, I was overwhelmed by the urge to retell this story to my part of the world, to as many as those who would understand it. The honesty of the narration, the understanding of the misery was so ...
Michelle Cohen-Corasanti's debut novel, The Almond Tree, is yet another example. Like The Help, this 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 ...
Michelle Cohen Corasanti is a lawyer trained in international law and human rights. A Jewish American, she was raised in “a Zionist home where Israeli bonds were plentiful and German cars boycotted”. After an M.A. in Middle Eastern studies from Harvard, she enrolled for Ph.D at both Harvard and in a law ...


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