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North of Ithaka: A Granddaughter Returns to…

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

by Eleni N. Gage

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North of Ithaka is a nice bookend to the book her father wrote, Eleni. Where Eleni is a dense and compelling story about a mother’s sacrifice during war, North of Ithaka is a heartwarming story of a granddaughter returning to Greece to restore her family’s home. In this book many of the same characters from Eleni are featured, albeit much older.
Like other stories about home restoration, the author writes about the trials and tribulations of restoring a home and how her community rallies to reclaim one of their own.
Overall it felt like a nice conclusion to the book Eleni. If you read Eleni this is a nice way to close the story. ( )
  eo206 | Mar 1, 2009 |
Didn't get round to reading it before due back!
  edwardsgt | Jul 15, 2007 |
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In North of Ithaka, Eleni Gage returns to the remote Greek village of Lia, where her father was born and her grandmother murdered, to rebuild the ruins of her namesake's home and come to terms with her family's tragic history. In doing so, she leaves behind a sparkling social life and successful career to continue the tale of a family and a place which her father, Nicholas Gage, made famous over twenty years ago with his international bestseller, Eleni. Along the way she survives humorous misadventures, absorbs fascinating folklore, and comes to understand that memories of the dead can bring new life to the present. Part travel memoir and part family saga, North of Ithaka is, above all, a journey home.

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