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Data: 28 Ott 2021

English Reading Club - October 2021

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Every month a group of willing and hungry readers gather to discuss a new book, have a nice chat and practice their English. New members are welcome! 

This month's book of choice is: "The Island of Missing Trees" (2021) by Elif Shafak.

Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. The taverna is the only place that Kostas and Defne can meet in secret, hidden beneath the blackened beams from which hang garlands of garlic and chilli peppers, creeping honeysuckle, and in the centre, growing through a cavity in the roof, a fig tree. The fig tree witnesses their hushed, happy meetings; their silent, surreptitious departures. The fig tree is there, too, when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, when the teenagers vanish. Decades later, Kostas returns - a botanist, looking for native species - looking, really, for Defne. The two lovers return to the taverna to take a clipping from the fig tree and smuggle it into their suitcase, bound for London. Years later, the fig tree in the garden is their daughter Ada's only knowledge of a home she has never visited, as she seeks to untangle years of secrets and silence, and find her place in the world.

 

IMPORTANTE
A seguito del Decreto Legge n. 105 del 23 luglio 2021, per partecipare in presenza ai gruppi di lettura è necessario essere munuiti di una delle certificazioni verdi Covid-19 (Green-Pass). Per maggiori informazioni clicca qui.

IMPORTANTE

A seguito del Decreto Legge n. 105 del 23 luglio 2021, per partecipare in presenza ai gruppi di lettura è necessario essere munuiti di una delle certificazioni verdi Covid-19 (Green-Pass). Per maggiori informazioni clicca qui.

info:

Thursday October 28th 2021, 6.00 pm at the library Biblioteca Internazionale Ilaria Alpi. For information write to us at bibliotecainternazionale@comune.parma.it or call us at 0521 031984.

Biblioteca Internazionale Ilaria Alpi - Vicolo delle Asse 5, 43121 Parma, Italy