The Lemon Tree (Young Readers' Edition): An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East

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Price
$19.99  $18.59
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781547603947

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Reviews

"Through broad sweeps of narrative going back and forward in time, Tolan's sensitively told, eminently fair-minded narrative closes with a return to that lemon tree and its promise of reconciliation. Humane and literate--and rather daring in suggesting that the future of the Middle East need not be violent." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Moving, well-crafted . . . readers will experience one of the world's most stubborn conflicts firsthand." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"[Tolan] sensitively describes the tough friendship between Dalia Eshkenazi Landau, the daughter of Romanian Jewish immigrants who settled in Ramla, and Palestinian Bashir Khairi, who in 1967 knocked on her door to look at the house his family lost when it was forced to flee in 1948 . . . Tolan uses the beloved backyard lemon tree to drive home the shared humanity of the successive inhabitants of one home." --LA Review of Books

"Tolan weaves together dramatically different perceptions of the conflict and its context and explains how the lemon tree grew to become a powerful symbol of home." --NPR.org

"A balanced presentation of the issues?. . . . puts a very human face on a centuries-old conundrum." --School Library Connection

"[A] compelling narrative. . . Tolan makes an incredibly complicated topic comprehensible, creating empathy and understanding for people on both sides of the conflict." - School Library Journal