#NewRelease Finds at the #Library on this #Podcast: #TheIslandofMissingTrees by Elif Shafak

Welcome back, my fellow creatives! Winter is the perfect time to curl up in a blanket with a pile of books, and I can think of no better place to find those books than at the local library.

It’s all too easy to just meander over to my favorite sections, though, and 2022 is the year to try new things! So, for this series on Story Cuppings, I am only going to pick books from my library’s New Release shelf by the entrance. Those books could be of any genre, fiction or nonfiction. If it’s on that shelf, it’s game for a podcast!

Today I plucked from the New Release shelf:

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

What does a reader experience in those opening pages, and what lessons can a writer take away in studying but a few paragraphs? Let’s find out!

If you do not see the audio player above, you can access the podcast here.

I’m debating if I’ll continue this theme into spring, or if I’ll check out books aligned to the reading-themed months. Blondie also wants to come back onto the podcast sometime, too, so maybe she’ll be a monthly co-conspirator. We’ll keep on trying new things, right? 🙂

And say, what’s on the New Release shelf at your own local library? I’d love to know!

Read on, share on, and write on, my friends!

13 thoughts on “#NewRelease Finds at the #Library on this #Podcast: #TheIslandofMissingTrees by Elif Shafak

  1. Thanks for the reading. Seems to me in this first chapter there is a ‘protagonist,’ introduced as the divided island of Cyprus, half Greek, half Turkey. The story unfolds in the way this split identity affects the people on the island, but has also relevance to many of us these days. I hope you read on. I loved the book.

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