English Readers Club
Join the informal group of English readers in Uitikon every second month on Thursdays at 19.30h. We discuss all sorts of books: bestsellers, biographies, classics, thrillers etc.. The group is moderated and the books are proposed by Heidi Kunz, a native speaker, English teacher and avid reader. Heidi is also a long standing member at the Uitikon library.
The books can be purchased at the library. No registration is needed and you do not have to comit to attend each session or to even have fully read the book - we will simply be delighted to welcome you to an interesting evening!
Meeting January 11, 2024
Elif Shafak: The Island of Missing Trees (CHF 17.50)
In 1974, two teenagers, from opposite sides of a divided Cyprus, meet at a tavern in the city they both call home. The tavern is the only place that Kostas, who is Greek, and Defne who is Turkish, can meet in secret, hidden beneath the leaves of a fig tree growing through the roof of the tavern. This tree will witness their hushed happy meetings, and will be there when the war breaks out and the teenagers vanish.
Decades later in north London, sixteen-year-old Ada has never visited the island where her parents were born. She seeks to untangle years of her family's silence, but the only connection she has to the land of her ancestors Is a fig tree growing tin the garden of their home . . .