by Suzanne Fisher Staples. Afghanistan, Peshawar (Pakistan) During the Afghan War, the lives of Najmal, a young refugee from Kunduz, Afghanistan, and Nusrat, an American-Muslim teacher who is awaiting her huband's return from Mazar-i-Sharif, intersect at a school in Peshawar. Under the Persimmon Tree by Suzanne Fisher Staples. A Reader's Guide. Created by. Ellen Mastro and. Laurie Marinaro. About the Author. Suzanne Fisher . persimmon tree readers guide answers - under the persimmon tree - site edition for a book under the persimmon tree by suzanne fisher staples in pdf form.

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Najmah, a young Afghan girl whose name means "star," suddenly finds herself alone when her father and older brother are conscripted by the Taliban and her. Download Under the Persimmon Tree book pdf | audio. Title: Under the Persimmon Tree Rating: Likes: Types: ebook | djvu | pdf | mp3 score : / Under the Persimmon Tree (review). Deborah Stevenson. Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Volume 59, Number 1, September. , p. 47 (Review).

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Comments I have so many favourite stories! As I wander through them in my mind, the styles are so different, but each one has me excited me in some way.

Sometimes it is perception, seeing beyond the familiar or the surface of things; sometimes it is the use of language; sometimes it is empathetic characterisation; sometimes it is the ability to take me beyond my circumscribed world. Words, language, story can do this. Quite a few years ago a jazz musician told me that, in order to be really good at his craft, knowing how to play around with rhythm, melody and harmony, he had recognised that first of all he must learn their foundations in classical music.

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For me, it something of a touchstone. This is the short story as iceberg, the words and story making the reader aware of so much more that is unspoken, submerged beneath. The storyline is simple and told in first person: a woman recovering from illness takes a single-roomed flat where she can quietly recuperate.

Most of all, I love the visual qualities of this story. Under The Persimmon Tree is a deeply touching story; the heartrending love story of Nusrat and Faiz, and the loss and suffering of Namjah.

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Having read most of Suzanne Staples books now, I feel this is her best effort. Elaine and Faiz's love story is beautifully described in flashbacks narrated by Nusrat. The gentle, caring Faiz is a most wonderful antidote to a heart broken by the loss of a beloved sister.

And Namjah's family life, although difficult in the best of times, is tied to the land,where "the sky is so close you can reach up and touch it with your hands, and to the beautiful mountains.

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The author very effectively paints a portrait of a society destroyed by the Taliban rule, of a people terrorized by religious fanaticism and cruelty. We see how the poor farmers of Afghanistan were often powerless to protect themselves and to avoid becoming part of the Taliban insurgency.

An interesting aspect of this book was Elaine's struggle to find meaning in her life after the death of her sister, Margaret. The void she felt spiritually was reflected in the modern, plastic home with its purple Koolaid and packaged food as compared with the texturally rich and colourful apartment that Faiz lives in.

Faiz's beliefs are woven into his daily living, something Elaine's modern American family seemed to lack. Elaine's belief that her Christian faith was unable to provide answers to the questions of why, led her, after meeting Faiz, to look towards Islam and to eventually convert. When she goes to see the Imam Inayatollah of a mosque in Manhattan Elaine tells him, "I am a mathematician I need a religion that's compatible with science and mathematics.

In Islam, is there a belief in an order to the universe. At this time in her life, Elaine seems to feel that Christianity has no concept of an ordered universe - that things just happen and that it cannot explain the reason behind her sister Margaret's death.

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Of course this is not true. Christianity, although long maligned as incompatible with science, has a rich history of both the preservation of scientific knowledge and the discovery of the nature of the world.

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We are looking for work that reveals rich experience and a variety of perspectives. Nusrat's story, which alternates with Najmah's first-person narration, is not, with its adult focus, as effective as Najmah's, but the book manages to make the sometimes distant-seeming conflict immediate and vivid to American readers, particularizing the chaos and desperation with these specific families while making clear these are just a few stories amid a multitude.

He also supports the Taliban.