Secrets Under the Olive Tree

Secrets Under the Olive Tree

by Nevien Shaabneh


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ISBN-13: 9781940503097
Publisher: Nortia Press
Publication date: 06/23/2015
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Secrets Under the Olive Tree 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
LucySaunders More than 1 year ago
To be honest my friend recommended this book for me, so I bought it on kindle. Now I am buying in print from how much I loved it. This writer has a great stylistic hand, I was consumed! This definitely deserves a place on my shelf! Must read!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read! This book took me on an emotional and spiritual journey from beginning to end. Although I could not relate on a cultural level, I related on a human and spirtual level.  This book would make an excellent addition to school book lists and it a great book club book! I hope this author continues to write. Love!!
READ2014 More than 1 year ago
Great book! Not what I expected at all. I knew it dealt with Arab culture,but the issues brought up were universally  important. I love a book I can put down after it is over and feel like some of it stays with me. This book does that. It'll stay with you. The writing is very poetic at times, and I can say I was grateful that there was a glossary in the back to help with some of the Arabic words interlaced in a some of the passages. Overall, very enjoyable read! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know where to begin with my review. This was an amazing book to read! I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to introduce this book to my students and my co-workers. This book has everything. I laughed, I cried, I was able to relate to some characters. The author, Nevien Shaabneh, did a wonderful job articulating what others won't dare to say, let alone write a novel about. Although this book is fiction, it has great realistic components that leaves a reader to continually ponder the question, is this based on a true story? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a fitting title for this book.  It is filled with secrets after secrets as we find out more about the character as remembers her past.  But it is not until she finds the ultimate secret that her life can be at peace.  I loved this book and couldn't put it done.  I feel like writing an essay about it.  AWESOME!!!! A must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is a must read! It really expresses the confusion and struggle that many face balancing two different cultures while trying to find yourself and build your own future. I also love this story because it emphasizes the strength, tolerance and unselfishness that women of all races and religion go through to achieve the perfect life and to want better for their children. The main character has so much heart and endurance throughout the different twists that I couldn't wait to see how it all turned out in the end. The author uses vivid words to describe places, actions and emotions making it easy to visualize in my head. I also enjoyed the author's historical references of popular people and places, for anyone unfamiliar with the Palestinian culture, to be able to make the connection to the story through the eyes of the characters. I will definitely be on the lookout for more books by this author.