The Lemon Tree - Sandy Tolan

The Lemon Tree

By Sandy Tolan

  • Release Date: 2008-12-01
  • Genre: Middle East
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3.5 Score: 3.5 (From 33 Ratings)

The Lemon Tree Sandy Tolan Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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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  • Trash

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    By ForcedExposition
    This book is terrible and every second reading it was pain
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    By Liam002key
    This book was really bad

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