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The lemon tree : an Arab, a Jew, and the heart of the Middle East
Title:
The lemon tree : an Arab, a Jew, and the heart of the Middle East
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Edition:
Young readers' edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2020.

©2020
ISBN:
9781547603947
Physical Description:
[xii], 196 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Language:
English
General Note:
"Adapted from the author's adult book "The lemon tree: an Arab, a Jew, and the heart of the Middle East, first published in 2006 by Bloomsbury USA."--Title page verso.
Contents:
Bashir -- Dalia -- The house -- Bulgaria -- Division -- Expulsion -- Emigration -- Refuge -- Arrival -- Gaza -- Tension -- War -- Six hours -- The first encounter -- Longing -- Explosion -- Conviction -- Solution? -- Dalia's letter -- Bashir's reply -- Open house -- Heart -- The lemon tree.
Abstract:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
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