OISPA Book Club

'Books and Beverages'

Do you love books?

Or talking about books?

Or do you just want to meet up with some friendly faces in the evening? 

 

Whether reason one, two or three, you will be very welcome at OISPA's first book club! 

Meeting after the summer break, every first Thursday of the month, at 7pm

in W. B. Samson (Bekkestua), why not come and enjoy some book chat

and a beverage (either alcoholic or not) with other OIS parents. 

The first meeting of the new school year will be at W. B. Samson

at 7pm on Thursday, September 1.

Contact Caroline - info@oispa.com - with any questions or for more information.

We will be discussing our summer read: 

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The Island of the Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

 

Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands of garlic, chili peppers and creeping honeysuckle, Kostas and Defne grow in their forbidden love for each other. A fig tree stretches through a cavity in the roof, and this tree bears witness to their hushed, happy meetings and eventually, to their silent, surreptitious departures. The tree is there when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, and when the teenagers vanish. Decades later, Kostas returns. He is a botanist looking for native species, but really, he's searching for lost love.

Years later a Ficus carica grows in the back garden of a house in London where Ada Kazantzakis lives. This tree is her only connection to an island she has never visited--- her only connection to her family's troubled history and her complex identity as she seeks to untangle years of secrets to find her place in the world.

W. B. Samson: Gamle Ringeriksvei 38, 1357 Bekkestua

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