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by Sandy Tolan
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After reading Sandy Tolan’s well written book, The Lemon Tree, lemons will never taste the same to me. The story of the lemon tree helped me see history in a new light.
After reading Sandy Tolan’s well written book, The Lemon Tree, lemons will never taste the same to me. I saw pain, tragedy and hope of two peoples, sharing same home, same land, and same destiny. Two people, an Arab and a Jew, tell personal narratives that center on the lemon tree, creating an authentic historical portrayal of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. In this book, sour lemons have the potential of bringing people together, when both sides can see the human part in the other and perhaps sweeten the flavor of the fruit. Rivka Ben Daniel, Los Angeles.
In 1967, Bashir Al-Khayri, a Palestinian, 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.
Sandy Tolan is a teacher and radio documentary producer. Sandy Tolan is a teacher and radio documentary producer. He is the author of two books: Me and Hank: A Boy and His Hero, Twenty-Five Years Later (Free Press, 2000), about the intersection between race, sports, and American heroes; and The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East (Bloomsbury, 2006).
A great book about the Israelo-Palestinian history seen by insiders.
Sandy Tolan has written for the New York Times Magazine and for more than forty other magazines and newspapers. He has reported from twenty-five different countries, especially in the Middle East and Latin America and his work has won numerous honours. He served as an oral history consultant for the . Holocaust Memorial Museum and is I. F. Stone Fellow at the UC-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where he directs the School's Project on International Reporting. Praise for The Lemon Tree.
The Lemon Tree offers a much needed human perspective on this seemingly intractable .
The Lemon Tree offers a much needed human perspective on this seemingly intractable conflict and reminds us not only of all that is at stake, but also of all that is possible. This book was not as well written as I would have liked, but the information was very important. I felt the author was definitely pro-Palestinian, but he provided many details that are very upsetting. Sandy Tolan is a journalist, teacher and documentary radio producer and has reported from more than 30 countries, particularly in the Middle East. He has produced dozens of radio documentaries and has written for newspapers and magazines including the New York Times and USA Today.
Tolan uses the lemon tree and the specific focus on one Palestinian and one Israeli to open up the entire history, but the focus allows us to read it almost as a novel. The depression I referred to is about any hope for resolution.
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Subcategory: Middle East
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