Sandy Tolan Writing Styles in The Lemon Tree

Sandy Tolan
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Point of View

The book is written in third-person omniscient narration, with a few minor exceptions in which a character's thoughts are revealed; however, because this is based on actual events and people and the author is so careful to maintain that the story has not been manufactured by him, most of these personal thoughts by characters are often accompanied by qualifying terms. For example, on page 27, the author writes, "Years later, recounting the events to her daughter, Dalia, she would vividly recall the feeling: This is the end." The author is careful not to impose his own thoughts or feelings onto the characters, or his ideas of what they might have been thinking or feeling, which is why he substantiates most of these thoughts by making these kinds of qualifying statements ("recounting the events to her daughter, Dalia, she would vividly recall the feeling") instead of merely...

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