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

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

an incredible book

required reading for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.The book is the extraordinarily moving story of two families on each side of the conflict, who managed to appreciate and respect each other's humanity..I could not p...
required reading for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.The book is the extraordinarily moving story of two families on each side of the conflict, who managed to appreciate and respect each other's humanity..I could not put it down.

posted by Anonymous on September 17, 2006

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Neither One nor the Other

This well reviewed book was historically well documented and convinces the reader that it is accurate. Classified as a novel, there is little story until page 149 or so. The story is lovely, moving, and thought provoking but if the reader wants history, I'd suggest r...
This well reviewed book was historically well documented and convinces the reader that it is accurate. Classified as a novel, there is little story until page 149 or so. The story is lovely, moving, and thought provoking but if the reader wants history, I'd suggest reading history. Many are more clearly written than this.

posted by Anonymous on June 10, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Great book

    A terrific exploration of the palestinian israeli situation put in such a way that one sees the human beeings involved not just the politics.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2008

    A Worthy Read

    I think this book is a fantastic read. It held my attention and made me want to learn more about the region and its peoples. This book does a great job in revealing the formation of Israel and the displacement of the Palestinean peoples. This book does not replace the comprehensiveness of a text book - but it does give history a heart and is a fantastic supplement.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2006

    An Eye Opener for a Novice

    My book club selected this wonderful story about two families so against each other, that reality says the Middle East issue will never be solved. But it also showed me that with love and respect the people wsant to live side by side, sans politics and governments who may not really want a settlement. I felt Tolan supported both sides and gave heartfelt reasons for both the Israeli and Arab viewpoints. I pray the world can someday find the solution.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2013

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    The Lemon Tree isn't a lemon. It is an good book. It is a fair m

    The Lemon Tree isn't a lemon. It is an good book. It is a fair minded book that leaves readers with both sides of the story. I hope someday that there will be peace. However, I am not sure that there will ever be peace. The Lemon Tree gave me much to ponder about the Middle East. I am glad that the book ended with the replanting of a lemon tree because it gave me hope.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Good

    Reading this account of a history past gave me a whole different incite into the Middle East. The facts in the story are true.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    This is an amazimg story

    The chaacters are so real. I felt their pain and their joy. I learned a lot about history of Israel. Reading this book stirred in me a desire to bette understand the etefaconflicts in this most significant spot on our planet.

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