Ishmaels Oranges



It S April 1948, And War Hangs Over Jaffa One Minute Seven Year Old Salim Is Dreaming Of Taking His First Harvest From The Family S Orange Tree The Next He Is Swept Away Into A Life Of Exile And Rage.Seeking A New Beginning In Swinging Sixties London, Salim Finds An Unexpected Love With Jude, A Troubled Jewish Girl Struggling With Her Own Devastating Family Legacy The Bond Between Them Flourishes In The Freedom Of The Age, Bringing The Promise Of Thrilling New Worlds But Before Long, Childhood Conflicts And Prejudices Reawaken To Infringe Upon Their Life Together, Pulling Them And Their Children Inexorably Back Towards The Middle East And Its Battlegrounds.From Russia S Pogroms, To The Summer Of Love And The Middle East S Restless Cities, Ishmael S Oranges Follows The Journeys Of Men And Women Cast Adrift By War To Tell The Story Of Two Families Spanning The Crossroad Events Of Modern Times, And Of The Legacy Of Hatred Their Children Inherit.Ishmaels Oranges

Claire Hajaj has spent her life building bridges between two worlds, sharing both Palestinian and Jewish heritage She has lived on four continents and worked for the United Nations in war zones from Burma to Baghdad A former contributor to the BBC World Service, Claire s writing has also appeared in Time Out and Literary Review She lives in Beirut, Lebanon.

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Ishmaels Oranges
  • Claire Hajaj
  • English
  • 15 August 2017
  • 1780744943

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    A goodreads giveaway book.A keen insight into the Jew Palestanian conflict and the way it affects human lives caught within it.I couldn t help compare it to the The Almond tree by Michele Coran Corasanti which handles the same theme from a different point of view The Almond Tree book deals with the story of an Arab who battles poverty and the strife in the country to rise above his stature, he makes his way to the US as a renowned professor and then comes back for his family who were unable to A goodreads giveaway book.A keen insight into the Jew Palestanian conflict and the way it affects human lives caught within it.I couldn t help compare it to the The Almond tree by Michele Coran Corasanti which handles the same theme from a different point of view The Almond Tree book deals with the story of an Arab who b...

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    How can I start reviewing this book It s this kind of book that you end it with an ache in your heart, I believe in this case because the story still continues in real life It s a story of a boy, with a kind heart who got lost in the life he grew up to live That s a simplified version of the book But when the reason he is torn is the loss of a home and a mother, the pain is magnified I really felt that Claire wrote this book from the heart, from a pain she has endured This made me resonate How can I start reviewing ...

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    I was thrilled to receive this book through a first reads giveaway and was engrossed from the very beginning Despite being a work of fiction, it was a timely story to read as I began to follow on the nightly news the events that are presently occurring in Gaza The story of Salim, a Palestinian, and Jude, a Jew, is a love story that is almost cursed from the beginning as the two of them try to live a life together while creating a family away from the politics of racism, war, and hate It is a I was thrilled to receive this book through a first reads giveaway and was engrossed from the very beginning Despite being a work of fiction, it was a timely story to read as I began to follow on the nightly news the events that are presently occurring in Gaza The story of Salim, a Palestinian, and Jude, a Jew, is ...

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