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Marketing Excellence 3 eOt of very personal remarks aboutveryone she introduces into the book which is what an author should do naturally However the remarks focus on the characters appearances in particular what the author finds comical or unattractive about them with a great YARN Essentials emphasis on weight and hair color And the comments are absolutely brutal I don t know how some of these people didn t read it with very hurt feelings She made her parents sound like complete assholes She madevery person in the village seem like an unsophisticated moron who was nice nough but not you know cool or smart It was *Just A Lot Of Unnecessary Meanness That Kept Interrupting The * a lot of unnecessary meanness that kept interrupting the #Serviceable Narrative I Wish She #narrative I wish she get a do over on this book I really do It s a great story and deserved a better telling 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 xecuted 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 s voice but it just never happened I can t recommend this book I actually did something that I rarely it just never happened I can t recommend this book I actually did something that I rarely 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 xperience 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. 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 vents 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. The big topic of this book Homecoming No definition is accurate than that home is where you are missed if you are No definition is accurate than that home is where you are missed if you are around And Eleni has a talent to take you in what she finds to be her home inherited and full of lovely people and details Adorable 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 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 understand and be a part of the homeland I thoroughly The Walters Art Museum the Art of Ancient Greece enjoyed reading this but I have to say I m a lit After reading Ms Gage s novel The Ladies of Managua I decided to read her memoir North of Ithaka Injoyed 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 #her fictional work that took place mostly in Nicaragua much North of Ithaka traces Eleni Gage 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 War The time spent in Lia allows Eleni to learn about her grandmother s American Nietzsche execution by Communist guerillas who were occupying Lia In addition to following the ups and downs of home reconstruction Ms Gage s bookxamines Greek culture and traditions In doing so her tale is both personal and *informative I didn t actually finish this I found it getting too self conscious and including pretty boring dialogue ordinary conversation * I didn t actually finish this I found it getting too self conscious and including pretty boring dialogue ordinary conversation family members But I did think it an interesting look at a Greek American going back to the village of her family where her grandmoth. 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.

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Er was murdered and trying to find her roots and Art, Culture, and Cuisine establish herself in a village where single women were not supposed to be so autonomous 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 sxcellent book Eleni The author sets out for northern Greece
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to the border to reconstruct her family s home that had been destroyed in the Greek Civil War Her #Account Of This As #of this as as I managed to read resembled a Greek version of A year in Provence by Peter Mayle only it was not nearly as well written I did not like Ms Gage s writing style which tried unsuccessfully in my opinion to combine jauntiness with watered down anthropological observations Enough said 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 after communists used it as a headuarters and a jail in the la 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 village in Greece to rebuild the family home that is haunted by the war crimes committed there during the Greek Civil War The subject matter and her father s work suggest that this novel would have a weightiness that it never Berlioz and His Century even attempts Which is fine I could have adjusted myxpectations accordingly But the author s tone throughout the book is off putting And I know just how Ok Boomer that sounds Hear me out The author makes a 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 at. North of Ithaka A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots