The Almond Tree

This is an alternate-cover edition for ASIN B008XM0AZM. Gifted with a brilliant mind that has made a deep impression on the elders of his Palestinian village, Ahmed Hamid is nevertheless tormented by his inability to save his friends and family. Living under occupation, the inhabitants of the village harbour a constant fear of losing their homes, jobs, belongings – and each other. On Ahmed’s twelfth birthday, that fear becomes a reality. With his father now imprisoned, his family’s home and possessions confiscated and his siblings quickly succumbing to hatred in the face of conflict, Ahmed embarks on a journey to liberate his loved ones from their hardship, using his prodigious intellect. In so doing, he begins to reclaim a love for others that had been lost over the course of a childhood rife with violence, and discovers new hope for the future.
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Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff

This latest offering in the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soulseries explores a host of challenges faced by today’s teens. Within its pages teens will find portraits of life’s complexities expressed from the viewpoint of their peers. Teen contributors share their thoughts and feelings on difficult issues, ranging from poor self-image to thoughts of suicide, from family discord to coping with the loss, from peer pressure to school violence. Teens ranked stress as one of their top concerns (along with child abuse and STDs). Oftentimes, the pressure can feel overwhelming, whether they involve worrying about an upcoming test, competition sports, family responsibilities, dating, or more extreme issues such as depression, suicide, and school violence. The first three volumes of the Teenage Soulseries and the companion journal illustrate the ongoing popularity of this series (unit sales exceed 11 million). Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff and the Spring 2001 release Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Letters will undoubtedly follow suit as the next bestsellers in a phenomenally popular series.
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A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

This latest collection of stories celebrates the shared experiences of being a woman in a 101 new ways. You will be moved by these true accounts of how women like you have embraced life's defining moments by finding love, dealing with loss, overcoming obstacles and achieving their dreams and goals. Like spending time with a trusted friend, "A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul" will put difficult times into perspective, renew your faith in yourself and make you aware of the miracles in your own life.
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Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul

Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul is a rich collection of stories that truly celebrate the mountaintops and share the valleys of the African American woman's experience; highlighting her moments of strength, as well as her struggles.
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Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul Daily Inspirations

Chicken Soup delivers the perfect pocket-sized support group for everyone on the path to becoming whole. Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul Daily Inspirations is the perfect book for the millions of people in recovery who live their lives “one day at a time.” These 365 daily passages will provide them with a year’s worth of wisdom and encouragement to help get through the rough spots or celebrate victories. The book covers universal themes, making it relevant to all types of recovery including chronic illness, behavioral disorders, destructive relationships, alcohol and drug addiction, depression, or eating disorders. Sample Daily Inspirational themes include: hope, courage, love, anger, forgiving, and more.
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Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrates Sisters

This new addition to the successful “Celebrates” photo series explores and treasures the bond between sisters. A small, gift-sized photo book, it combines new stories with beautiful photos that evoke the special relationship only sisters can experience.
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Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul

The Perfect Pick-Me-Up for the Dieting Blues Ah, the "joys" of dieting: Looking the other way while your friend enjoys a decadent dessert; cursing your gene pool for your sluggish metabolism; preferring a root canal over your weekly weigh-in. While winning the war over our waistlines is no laughing matter, it can nevertheless be a rewarding, enjoyable journey when tackled with the right mindset and motivation. Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul is the perfect pick-me-up for the dieting blues, filled with humorous, uplifting, and inspiring stories about how real people discovered the lighter, brighter side of dieting and got healthier along the way. Whether you're yo-yo dieting, so-so-dieting, or just trying to lose a few pounds, Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul will get you over the hump.
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Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover's Soul

Open your heart to the magic found at the water’s edge … There are many places we can go to enjoy time with friends, to have an action-packed vacation, or to enjoy a little solitude, but none of them have the same ability to soothe our souls as the beach. Perhaps it’s the magic portrayed by children building sand castles or the gentle sounds of lapping waves on the shore. Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover’s Soul is filled with recollections of special moments that will be appreciated by anyone who has been mesmerized by the spell of the ocean. Color photos of magnificent beach destinations across the United States, from the quaint, historic surroundings of Cape May, New Jersey, to the sultry scenes of Big Sur, California, capture the magic of America—from sea to shining sea. This unique compilation conjures up memories of family beach outings, the joy of finding a spectacular seashell, young love discovered on the sand, and mature love rekindled at the seashore. Join us on this journey of beaches far and near and remember the fun and excitement you found there, and be inspired to create new memories.
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Stories About Facing Challenges, Realizing Dreams and Making a Difference

Filled with relevant, inspiring, and fun stories written mostly by kids, this new volume features a unique, innovative chapter that highlights real preteen kids achieving real dreams, helping less fortunate people, starting their own business, and utilizing their unique abilities.
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Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor's Soul

Your support group in a book, filled with boundless strength and profound hope—until the fight is won. Along with the shock, fear, and loss many women face upon a breast cancer diagnosis comes unexpected strength, wisdom, and strong networks of sharing, support, and healing. In Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor’s Soul, survivors and their family members talk openly about how difficult their fight with breast cancer has been and how they made it through the dark times with a belief in a higher power and the support of those closest to them. Find strength in the encouraging stories of how family members confront their fears and show genuine affection for one another through gestures such as a granddaughter cutting the hair off of all her dolls so that they will look more like her grandma, who is bald from chemotherapy, and the gentle touch of a three-year-old son on his mother’s back giving comfort to his sick mommy, and a husband who shows his wife the depth of his love during a weekend getaway after she heals from a total mastectomy. Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor’s Soul will show you the beautiful side of the human spirit and spark the optimism sometimes lost in the mist of an illness. It is for everyone with breast cancer and everyone who loves someone touched by the disease.
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Chicken Soup for the Soul of America

Most American heroes aren't in our history books, nor do they have monuments erected in their honor. Their names aren't in the headline news or memorialized in song. The true hero is simply someone who makes a difference-large or small-in the lives of others.
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Chicken Soup for the Soul the Book of Christmas Virtues

Chicken Soup for the Soul Book of Christmas Virtues is a timeless collection of stories that highlights kindness, joy, faith, simplicity, wonder and love that comes with the inspiring season.
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Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrates Teachers

Everyone can remember a special teacher in his or her life: someone who inspired them to achieve greatness, offered encouragement through difficult times, or simply made learning fun and exciting. The magic of Chicken Soup for the Soul takes an all-new direction in this enchanting collection of stories and accompanying photos that honor and celebrate the teachers and mentors in our lives. Through the artistry of acclaimed photographer Sharon J. Wohlmuth, readers are offered a glimpse into the hearts and minds of those who have dedicated their lives to making a difference in the lives of children. These soul-stirring pictures illuminate the teacher-student relationship in a whole new light and make readers feel a part of every moment in these touching stories.The perfect gift for graduation, this delightful book will earn high marks with readers.
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Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul: Second Dose

Nearly one million people have been touched by the stories in the first edition of Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul. Now this second edition ministers to millionsmore! Most people don't become nurses because of the pay, working conditions, or the convenient hours. Men and women become nurses because they want to make a difference in the lives of others through the use of their compassionate skills and hard work. Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul, Second Dose, underscores why nurses enter the profession . . . and why they stay.This collection of true stories encourages, uplifts, and honors nurses; reenergizing them with hope, health, and healing during challenging times. Through laughter and tears, nurses share their memories and tales, inspiring and honoring one another as they continue their journey. You will be moved by the heartwarming revelations of nurses who have just started out in the field, as well as by veteran nurses who share their experiences of making a difference in the lives of their patients.
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