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

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In 1967, Bashir Khairi, a twenty-five-year-old Palestinian, journeyed to Israel with the goal of seeing the beloved 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 Eshkenazi Landau, a nineteen-year-old Israeli college student, whose family left 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 half century in ways that neither could imagine on that summer day in 1967. Sandy Tolan brings the Israeli-Palestinian conflict down to its most human level, demonstrating that even amid the bleakest political realities there exist stories of hope and transformation.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 27.94mm | 408.23g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • 1596913436
  • 9781596913431
  • 150,861

Review quote

"A wonderful book. I learned so much about the Middle East conflict--from a historical and human perspective. The author took great care with his research. I walked away with a better understanding of the Jewish and Palestinian points of view."--Kathy Litts, Oregon Book Company, Orgeon City, ORshow more

About Sandy Tolan

Sandy Tolan is the author of Me & Hank and Children of the Stone. As cofounder of Homelands Productions, Tolan has produced dozens of radio documentaries for NPR and PRI. He has also written for more than forty magazines and newspapers. His work has won numerous awards, and he was a 1993 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and an I. F. Stone Fellow at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He is an associate professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.show more

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