Ishmael's Oranges

Ishmael's Oranges

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"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" --
Publisher: London, England :, Oneworld Publications,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014.
ISBN: 9781780744940
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hajaj Claire 10/2014
Characteristics: 320 pages ;,23 cm


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Mar 09, 2018

Such a beautifully written book. I could not put it down. Really liked the way that the disturbing history of the Middle East was handled and how it affects, at the personal level, so many people. I am not the best at expressing myself when writing a "review" but this book has a lovely family storyline which I love, coupled with historical fact. Enjoy the book!!

Sep 24, 2017

Well worth the read. Fascinating subject matter. This book covers quite a few emotions - hope, love, hate, resolve, forgiveness. Wow. Highly recommend.


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