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The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan
This fascinating novel personalizes the Arab-Israeli conflict by tracing the intertwined lives of a Palestinian refugee and a Jewish settler who are connected through the house in Ramla that belonged to both families. The Al-Khairi family was forced to flee during the violent formation of Israel in 1948. The Eshkenazis, Holocaust survivors from Bulgaria, became the new owners. Dahlia and Bashir met after the Six Day War and began a relationship that lasted four decades. Tolan’s narration is a tapestry of compassion, grief, and hope that conveys the history and passion of both sides.