“He had bought a large red tomato, pulled out a pocketknife, and cut it, keeping…

“He had bought a large red tomato, pulled out a pocketknife, and cut it, keeping half and offering the rest to Hassan.” ❤️

This is a multi-generational story about a Palestinian family during “one of the defining political conflicts of our lifetimes” (from Goodreads description). It’s a story of family, history, belonging, love and loss. I think it’s so important to read multiple perspectives of even the most controversial situations and although the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is so charged, it’s important to remember the families and humanity behind the political conflict. The beginning was a lot slower for me but once it picked up, it was hard to stop. Heartbreaking and emotional read. This was the December pick and although I didn’t finish in time for discussion , I always appreciate the great books readwithtoni picks for our discussions! This month we’re tackling Owen Meany ❤️



5 thoughts on ““He had bought a large red tomato, pulled out a pocketknife, and cut it, keeping…”

  1. I read this a few years so ago and was absolutely enthralled. It’s been one of my top 10 since I read it.

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