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The Lonely Tree vividly recounts the experiences of Tonia Shulman, whois a small child when her family leaves Poland for British Mandate Palestineand a teenager when they move (against Tonia's strenuous objections) to anisolated kibbutz. Life on the kibbutz is dangerous and demanding, but itsdifficulties pale in the face of the growing Nazi presence that is consuming Europe - and the extended families they left behind.
Tonia struggles with faith, politics, identity, personal ambition, and ablossoming - but seemingly impossible - romance, as she seeks a safe place tocall home, in a terrifying world.
The Lonely Tree is the first fictionalized account of the true story ofthe siege and fall of the Etzion Bloc settlements, south of Jerusalem. Seen through Tonia's evolvingpolitical, spiritual, and social sensibility, this period is brought to life ina compelling read that requires no prior familiarity with the time and place.
Especially adept at portraying personal growth and changing perceptions, TheLonely Tree is a riveting work that deserves a place in any collection ofcontemporary historical fiction or Jewish/Israeli literature.
Midwest Book Review, April 2019, D. Donovan, Senior eBookReviewer
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Initially I wondered if it would be slightly hard going, but in fact I flew through it . . . Yael Politis has created an entirely believable heroine, who I warmed to and grew to care for. I couldn't always agree with some of the choices Tonia made, but in her position, who is to know what any of us would do? The rest of her family were all very well fleshed out . . .There is a section of the book which describes in vivid and painful detail the real life siege of kibbutz Kfar Etzion . . .and I found that part particularly moving . . . The writing is very eloquent and the story flowed beautifully. The narrative is moving, with humour and pathos and is also very informative about a specific part of Jewish history. I would highly recommend this book."
Book Review Blog - BookRabbit.com, Reviewed by Ruth H.
". . . Yael Politis is an excellent author who really knows how to make a story readable . . . this is a book that everyone should read at some point . . ."
Book Review Blog - CuriousBookFans.com Reviewed by sunmeilan
Book of the Year Award, YouWriteOn, London Arts Council, 2009
Eric Hoffer Award, General Fiction, Honorable Mention, 2012
About the Author
- File Size : 2903 KB
- Publication Date : June 28, 2018
- Print Length : 423 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07F3V54M6
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #165,441 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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