January Book Club (Middle East - The Lemon Tree)

$ 71.00


Feature book: The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan

Region: This month, we travel together to the Middle East.

Limited to 10 spots

Deadline to subscribe: December 11, 2020

Around the World Kit (Middle East) available: December 14, 2020

Book + Communi-Tea online meet-up and experience: Sunday, January 24, 2021, 2pm PST

Genre: Non-fiction (Culture/history/memoir)

Length: 400 pages

In 1967, Bashir, a 25-year-old Palestinian, journeys to Israel to see the stone house that he and his family fled 19 years earlier. When he finds the house, he is greeted by Dalia, a 19-year-old Israeli student whose family fled Europe for Israel following the Holocaust. On the stoop of their shared home, with the lemon tree anchoring the land and their story, Dalia and Bashir began a rare friendship forged in the aftermath of war and tested over the next 35 years in ways neither could imagine. Based on his documentary that aired on NPR, Sandy Tolan brings the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to its most human level, suggesting that even amid harsh political divides, there exist stories of hope, reconciliation and friendship that transcends all.

Included in your “Around the World Tea Kit” are:

  • This month’s feature book
  • This month’s featured teas (one caffeinated, one decaf), their history, creation, and connection to the book
  • 2 Paired small business goodies (art prints, stickers, bookmarks, enamel pins, etc.)
  • Participation in this month’s small group book club meeting facilitated by Linda and Friday – offering meaningful conversation, human connection, and shared learning centered around our featured book
  • Insights from a special guest – perhaps an artist, academic, or global visitor – to bring a unique perspective to the conversation 
  • Your valuable support for local business – all Books + Communi-Tea kits are sourced from local, small businesses

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