The Lonely Tree received Honorable Mention from the 2012 Eric Hoffer Award for General Fiction.
It also received a 2009 Book of the Year Award (one of five winners of this prize) from the YouWriteOn writers’ site, which is funded by the London Arts Council.
“The Lonely Tree, movingly written by rising author Yael Politis, is an important contribution to Jewish and Zionist literature …”
“… well written, with evocative descriptions, gripping action, well-realized characters, and authentic appeals to the emotions.”
” … you will find not a single dull paragraph in this entire work …”
” … 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 …”
” … a sweeping tale set against the Jewish settlement of Palestine and the establishment of a Jewish state …”
’The Lonely Tree’ is a pleasure to read. I highly recommend it.”
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A soon to be published story of friendship, trust, and loss in Michigan and Pennsylvania in the 1840s.
Olivia, Mourning is a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. If you would like to rate and review an excerpt of it and help it get to the semi-finals, do so here.
Read more about Olivia, Mourning.
A soon to be published sequel to Olivia, Mourning.
Read more about The Way the World Is.
(The lovely water color of The Lonely Tree at the top of this page and on other pages is the work of the very talented Harriet Goitein.)