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TIC Gospel Choir

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TIC Chorus

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Storybook Tea Party

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Vocal Quartet (Music for Christmas)

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Itay Goren, Solo Piano

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Jazzmobile:Sessions - Amina Figarova

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Masayo Ishigure, Japanese Koto and Shamisen

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Bret Williams, Solo Guitar

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Anointed With Oil: How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America

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Books that Bind November: Morningside Heights by Joshua Henkin

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Coat Drive

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Storybook Wonders: Children's Illustrators Reception

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Conference: Important Updates on the Issues Affecting Religious Organizations

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Storybook Wonders: A Celebration of Children's Book Illustrators

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Russell Saint John, Baritone

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City Winds Trio (Flute, Oboe, & Bassoon)

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Noonday Concert: Justine Lee Hooper

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Noonday Concert: Carr-Petrova Duo

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Books That Bind October 2022 - The Raven Spell by Luanne G. Smith

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Lisa Daehlin, Soprano & Sonja Thompson, Piano

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Maxim Anikushin, Solo Piano

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Noonday Concerts: Leadlights Ensemble

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Books that Bind September 2022 - The Dictionary of Lost Words

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Merideth McNeal Exhibit

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Blood Drive

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August Books that Bind: The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

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Books that Bind July 2022- Wild Women and The Blues by Denny Bryce

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Blood Drive

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Selections from Around the World

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Annual Spring Concerts: TIC Chorus

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Books that Bind May 2022 - Before the Coffee Gets Cold

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Heritage: Scotland in Song

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Classical, Jazz, & Broadway Favorites

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Selections by Mozart, Bach, & Carter Huntley

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Below the Surface

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Books that Bind April 2022: The Reading List

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Reinecke’s “Undine” Sonata & Copland’s Duo

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Music by Richard Strauss & Manuel de Falla

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Music by Famous Black Women

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Books that Bind March: Outlawed by Anna North 

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Winter Concert: TIC Chorus

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Love Your Library Day

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August Books That Bind: The Island Of Missing Trees By Elif Shafak • Morningside Area Alliance
August Books that Bind: The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

August Books that Bind: The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

The August selection is The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

Meeting Date: August 18 at 6:00PM

The meeting will be held Virtually

Free and open to the public. Learn more about The Ruth Stafford Peale Library by clicking here.

Register Today

About the Book:

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.

A moving, beautifully written and delicately constructed story of love, division, transcendence, history and eco-consciousness, The Island of Missing Trees is Elif Shafak’s best work yet.





Books that Bind Book Club of the Interchurch Center. Building bonds through books and conversation. New members are always welcome. Meetings are free and open to the public.



Books that Bind Building Bonds through books and conversation. Our club reads a wide range of authors and genres. Books that Bind is the official Book Club of the Interchurch Center located in the Morningside/ Harlem area of New York City, NY. The club was established in 2011 to build bonds and friendship through a shared love of books among the various tenants of the building and neighbored. Due to the Pandemic the Club is currently meeting on Zoom until further notice.



New members are always welcome! Click here to join the club.





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