(E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots]

Eleni N. Gage ó 1 REVIEW

North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots

REVIEW Û North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots En by wolves; her immigrant Albanian builders; and the residents of modern day Lia whose feelings about the rebuilding of a house where such terrible events took place are ambivalent at bestInformed by her knowledge of Greece's folklore literature language and history Eleni's story is unfailingly witty and wise But beneath it all lie the indelible stains of a real life Greek trage. I thought this was a well written humorous account of the author s return to her roots to rebuild her grandmother s house and reconnect with her Greek heritage A fascinating look at Greek Orthodox traditions and practices We discussed this book in my Daughters of Abraham interfaith book club and it added to the richness of the book to hear Muslim and Jewish friends perspectives on it

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REVIEW Û North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots In the stunning mountainous landscape of Epiros one of the least visited regions of Europe As Eleni becomes part of the village her neighbours and the house come vividly to life while her own disasters triumphs and self discoveries are alternately poignant and hilarious The cast of characters includes Eleni's formidable yet miniscule aunts the thitsas who fear that she will be eat. I didn t actually finish this I found it getting too self conscious and including pretty boring dialogue ordinary conversation between family members But I did think it an interesting look at a Greek American going back to the village of her family where her grandmother was murdered and trying to find her roots and establish herself in a village where single women were not supposed to be so autonomous

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REVIEW Û North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots Eleni Gage a young journalist living in New York leaves her Manhattan flat to return to the remote but beautiful Greek village of Lia in northern Greece and rebuild her ruined ancestral home But this is not just another tale of uaint rustic DIY the house was the scene of imprisonment and torture and its ruins are stalked by the ghosts of the Greek Civil WarThe story is played out. I actually did something that I rarely do with books while I was waiting to get this book as an interlibrary loan I read the reviews and was fully prepared to freaking hate it The story of her grandmother Eleni was first introduced to me by my own mother and I remember it as being one of the first adult books I read recommended by my mother I also read Eleni s father s second book very recently and that led me to this one I did not hate this book I felt it was an honest account of a woman s experience coming to terms with her family s tragic past and trying to change the memories of a place from bitterness to nostalgic I think she succeeded in bringing peace to her own life and to her father and his sisters


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  1. says: (E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots]

    (E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots] Eleni N. Gage ó 1 REVIEW I actually did something that I rarely do with books while I was waiting to get this book as an interlibrary loan I read the reviews and was fully prepared to freaking hate it The story of her grandmother Eleni was first introduced to me by my own mother and I remember it as being one of the first adult books I read recommended by my mother

  2. says: CHARACTERS North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots (E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots] FREE READ ↠ AKUENTAJUI.CO ó Eleni N. Gage

    (E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots] Eleni N. Gage ó 1 REVIEW CHARACTERS North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots This book is about the author returning to the small village in Greece where her grandmother had a home She decides to restore this home where her grandmother was imprisoned and executed I really tried to like this book but I found it tedious boring and meandering I did finish the book hoping that I would find an appreciation for this writer

  3. says: CHARACTERS North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots (E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots] Eleni N. Gage ó 1 REVIEW

    (E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots] I wanted to love this book I kind of think this goes without saying I rarely start a book thinking I hope I hate this book or I hope this book is merely adeuate But I really wanted this book to be a thing it turned out not to be I wanted that because of the book the author's father had written about his mother the titular character of Eleni In this book which I'm currently reviewing Eleni's namesake and granddaughter returns to her family's

  4. says: (E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots]

    (E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots] This is the true story of Eleni Gage a young American woman who spends almost a year in the Greek village where her father was born overseeing the restoration of her ancestral home The home had been abandoned for decades aft

  5. says: (E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots]

    (E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots] CHARACTERS North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots I have read the first 125 pages of this book and I am disappointed I will not read any of it It is not a patch on her father's excellent book Eleni The author sets out for northern Greece near to the Albanian border to rec

  6. says: FREE READ ↠ AKUENTAJUI.CO ó Eleni N. Gage (E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots] Eleni N. Gage ó 1 REVIEW

    CHARACTERS North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots (E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots] FREE READ ↠ AKUENTAJUI.CO ó Eleni N. Gage I didn't actually finish this I found it getting too self conscious and including pretty boring dialogue ordinary conversation between family members But I did think it an interesting look at a Greek American going back to the village of her family where her grandmother was murdered and trying to find her roots and establish herself in a village where single women were not supposed to be so autonomous

  7. says: (E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots]

    FREE READ ↠ AKUENTAJUI.CO ó Eleni N. Gage (E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots] After reading Ms Gage's novel The Ladies of Managua I decided to read her memoir North of Ithaka I enjoyed reading about Ms Gage's return to her ancestral homeland but I enjoyed her fictional work that took place mostly in Nicaragua much North of Ithaka traces Eleni Gage's journey from New York City to the remote Greek village Lia While in Lia she rebuilds her grandmother's home that has been left abandoned since the Greek Civil

  8. says: CHARACTERS North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots Eleni N. Gage ó 1 REVIEW (E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots]

    CHARACTERS North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots FREE READ ↠ AKUENTAJUI.CO ó Eleni N. Gage Eleni N. Gage ó 1 REVIEW Reading North of Ithaka after reading her father’s Eleni was a great idea After the sadness of Eleni it was heartwarming to see Eleni Gage bring love and remove fear from the Gatzoyiannis house Also I was able to relate to most of her feelings concerning her being a Greek American While she has the upper hand as she actually speaks Greek I sadly don’t but will soon be learning I totally understand the desire to un

  9. says: CHARACTERS North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots Eleni N. Gage ó 1 REVIEW FREE READ ↠ AKUENTAJUI.CO ó Eleni N. Gage

    (E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots] I thought this was a well written humorous account of the author's return to her roots to rebuild her grandmother's house and reconnect with her Greek heritage A fascinating look at Greek Orthodox traditions and practices We discusse

  10. says: CHARACTERS North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots (E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots] Eleni N. Gage ó 1 REVIEW

    FREE READ ↠ AKUENTAJUI.CO ó Eleni N. Gage (E–pub READ) [North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots] The big topic of this book Homecoming No definition is accurate than that home is where you are missed if you are

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