Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist and a champion of women’s rights and freedom of expression. Her books have been translated into fifty-five languages. Her novels include The Bastard of Istanbul, The Forty Rules of Love, The Architect’s Apprentice, Three Daughters of Eve, 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World, which was a finalist for the 2019 Booker Prize, and, The Island of Missing Trees, which is a November 2021 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick and was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. She is also the author of a memoir, Black Milk: On the Conflicting Demands of Writing, Creativity, and Motherhood. An active political commentator, columnist, and public speaker, she lives in London.

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

The Island of Missing Trees

by Elif Shafak

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Women have not only been the narrators of stories in their particular communities, but also the bearers of memory.

Elif Shafak