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Book Club Kit : The island of missing trees / Elif Shafak.

Shafak, Elif, 1971- (author.).


"Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands of garlic, chili peppers and creeping honeysuckle, Kostas and Defne grow in their forbidden love for each other. A fig tree stretches through a cavity in the roof, and this tree bears witness to their hushed, happy meetings and eventually, to their silent, surreptitious departures. The tree is there when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, and when the teenagers vanish. Decades later, Kostas returns. He is a botanist looking for native species, but really, he's searching for lost love. Years later a Ficus carica grows in the back garden of a house in London where Ada Kazantzakis lives. This tree is her only connection to an island she has never visited -- her only connection to her family's troubled history and her complex identity as she seeks to untangle years of secrets to find her place in the world. A moving, beautifully written, and delicately constructed story of love, division, transcendence, history, and eco-consciousness, The Island of Missing Trees is Elif Shafak's best work yet."-- Jacket flap
A novel about belonging and identity, love and trauma, nature and renewal, from the Booker-shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781635578591
  • ISBN: 1635578590
  • ISBN: 9781635579796 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1635579791 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 353 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021.

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General Note:
Kit contains 10 copies of this title. Barcodes are 31291002964680, 31291002964698, 31291002964706, 31291002964714, 31291002964722, 31291002964730, 31291002964748, 31291002964755, 31291002964763, 31291002964771.
"Reese's Book Club"--Some dust jackets
"First published in 2021 in Great Britain by Penguin Random House UK"--Title page verso
Subject: Identity (Psychology) > Fiction.
Belonging (Social psychology) > Fiction.
First loves > Fiction.
Love > Fiction.
Fig > Fiction.
London (England) > Fiction.
Cyprus > History > Cyprus Crisis, 1974- > Fiction.
Family life.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Fictional Work
Love stories.
Romance fiction.
Psychological fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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