The Island of Missing Trees: A Novel

A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK
Winner of the 2022 BookTube Silver Medal in Fiction * Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction

"A wise novel of love and grief, roots and branches, displacement and home, faith and belief. Balm for our bruised times." -David Mitchell, author of Utopia Avenue

A rich, magical new novel on belonging and identity, love and...show more

BUY THE BOOK

368 pages

Average rating: 7.67

288 RATINGS

|

7 REVIEWS

Community Reviews

bdgump
Mar 06, 2024
9/10 stars
Very well written, left me wanting more of their story
Anonymous
Feb 26, 2024
10/10 stars
This book reminds me of dark chocolate; bittersweet. It was full of sweet moments and then there was the bittersweet moments of war and pain.
cmaverickc
Oct 27, 2023
9/10 stars
Lovely and timely.
JShrestha
Aug 25, 2023
10/10 stars
Following the chapters of the book, it feels like young Ada is the main character but it is the fig tree. The way the author followed the history of the species, the anatomy of the tree and the way it all surrounded the family was beautiful. I found this book a joy to read and follow the voice given to the fig tree.
monidipadutta51
Feb 23, 2023
9/10 stars
"The Island of Missing Trees" by Elif Shafak is a beautifully written and thought-provoking novel that weaves together themes of love, loss, history, and environmentalism. The story follows two parallel narratives. The characters are complex and multifaceted, with their own unique struggles and motivations. Shafak's writing is lyrical and evocative, capturing the essence of the island's beauty and complexity. One of the strengths of the novel is...read more

See why thousands of readers are using Bookclubs to stay connected.