• 13 Thursday, Jun Virtual Delaware Valley Virtual Book Club
Virtual discussion of the 2021 novel, The Island of Missing Trees, by Elif Shafak, award-winning British-Turkish novelist; PhD. in political science; honorary fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford; TED Global speaker; and recipient of the medal of Chevlier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. The novel lyrically moves back and forth in time between the fraught interactions of Greek and Turkish Cypriots during their 20th century conflicts through the experiences of a young Greek-Turkish mixed couple trying to surmount their cultures' mutual animosities, and the present when their teenage daughter, growing up in England some time after her parents traumatically left Cyprus, wants to unravel her parents' difficult past and the sacrifices they made. Good Reads score 4.4 out of 5. No charge event. Register here.