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The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East
by Sandy Tolan

Published: 2008-12-01
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With a new afterword by the author, and a sneak preview of Sandy Tolan's new book, Children of the Stone

In 1967, Bashir Al-Khayri, a Palestinian twenty-five-year-old, journeyed to Israel, with the goal of seeing the beloved old stone house, with the lemon tree behind it, that he and his ...
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With a new afterword by the author, and a sneak preview of Sandy Tolan's new book, Children of the Stone

In 1967, Bashir Al-Khayri, a Palestinian twenty-five-year-old, journeyed to Israel, with the goal of seeing the beloved old stone house, with the lemon tree behind it, that he and his family had fled nineteen years earlier. To his surprise, when he found the house he was greeted by Dalia Ashkenazi Landau, a nineteen-year-old Israeli college student, whose family fled Europe for Israel following the Holocaust. On the stoop of their shared home, Dalia and Bashir began a rare friendship, forged in the aftermath of war and tested over the next thirty-five years in ways that neither could imagine on that summer day in 1967. Based on extensive research, and springing from his enormously resonant documentary that aired on NPR's Fresh Air in 1998, Sandy Tolan brings the Israeli-Palestinian conflict down to its most human level, suggesting that even amid the bleakest political realities there exist stories of hope and reconciliation.

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  "The Lemon Tree"by Martinimade (see profile) 04/15/15

This is a very poignant book and I feel a lot of people will gain some much needed insight to the struggles for the Jews, Arabs, et all. However, I read it and struggled through it as an as... (read more)

 
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  "The Lemon Tree"by Chel0616 (see profile) 01/18/10

This book was definitely a hard read. The story centers around a home built by an Arab man and occupied by a Jewish woman. The Arab man wants to visit there after years of being evacuated from the home.... (read more)

 
  "The Lemon Tree"by drewnemma (see profile) 10/14/09

I highly recommend reading this book. I didn't really know how the whole Palestinian/Israeli differences started. It gives great information and detail about both sides. It definitely leaves you thinking.... (read more)

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