Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Seven books celebrating trees in all of their glory

Amazon Book Review editor Al Woodworth tagged seven books celebrating trees in all of their glory, including:
The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

There’s something about this cover that is utterly mesmerizing, which is exactly what it’s like to read this novel—about a daughter and father living in exile in London who are reckoning with identity, the trauma of loss, and a ficus tree that seems to represent so much more than just being a plant with leaves. There’s an element of magical realism to this book that makes the characters search for lost love and family feel both mythic and completely transporting. In short, it’s a tree book that’s hard to get out of your head.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Island of Missing Trees is among Cecile Pin's seven novels featuring multicultural London.

--Marshal Zeringue