Author! Author! Aunt! Aunt!

Author! Author! Aunt! Aunt!

An extraordinary dual literary achievement in the Biskupic/Kostelnik family sent us all scurrying, coast-to-coast, to the bookstore yesterday. Two of my children's aunts had books drop the same day, so we proudly marched ourselves to Barnes and Nobles and local bookstores to celebrate. Joan Biskupic, CNN Supreme Court analyst, author, journalist, lawyer, wife, mother, sister, [...]

The Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree

A single lemon tree stood as a perfect metaphor for the sometimes terrible struggle to find human empathy and hope. Planted in 1936, the tree straddled two volatile countries, and provided shade and fragrant fruit for two proud families, one Palestinian and one Israeli. I finished Sandy Tolan's exhaustively researched book about the tree, and [...]