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Eleni [Nicholas Gage] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Like New!!!. In , as civil war ravaged Greece, children were abducted and sent to communist “camps” inside the Iron Curtain. Eleni Gatzoyiannis, forty-one. In Nicholas Gage’s memoir Eleni, a Communist guerrilla captain also announced that the residents of the small Greek village of Lia would be.

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There are many kinds of strength.

A Place for Us: Eleni’s Family in America

On the con side: Jan 29, Janet rated it it was amazing. All these years later, I remember how I felt as I read this story.

I always knew they were superstitious and that women were not accorded much standing, but it is one thing to know it as an abstract concept and another to read accounts of how it played out in reality. Looking for More Great Reads? I have to admit I have a bad habit of judging a book by its cover and not liking the cover of this book I left it in my bookcase for quite awhile but once I read the blurb on this book and Goodreads member Chrissie’s wonderful review I knew this was going to be a difficult and harrowing read and yet a deeply inspiring story.

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Inas civil war ravaged Greece, children were abducted and sent nidholas communist “camps” inside the Iron Curtain. The last pages made it all worthwhile. Researched and written by her son, an NYT journalist, he brings both their stories alive as he learns who is mother was To me, this book should be a must-read.

What she went through proves that although men are physcially often stronger than women, what she achieved, raising her 5 kids single-handedly shows great strength too.

Many families lost connections with their children. During gxge Watergate scandalGage was the first reporter to hear any of the Nixon tapes. I just added a new folder here on my profile in Goodreads: It is disheartening, also, to discover how many times Eleni misses an opportunity to escape her predicament.


This was my companion book during my two-week visit in Shenzhen, China. He is the father of three children: This is wonderful read, tough and harrowing but extremely well written and a very rewarding read. Showing of reviews. You have entered an incorrect email address! Historical facts concerning Greek village life during and after WW2 and particularly the growth of the opposing Greek factions that led to the civil war are portrayed through the true accounts of mountain villagers living in Lia near the Albanian border.

Eleni takes you into the heart a village destroyed in the name of ideals and into the soul of a truly heroic woman. Open Preview See a Problem? This opening scene leaves readers feeling devastated along with the author and yearning to revisit the scene of the crime to try to make sense of it. Read it Forward Read it first.

Start reading Eleni on your Kindle in under a minute. And at last, the most important lesson for her son’s life, peace and happiness, eoeni finally come with elnei realization of what was, not only a sacred and heroic act in this family’s loss, but also a spirit that was blessedly gained; it’s the endearing memory of Eleni Gatzoyiannis, her voice forever crying out through those remote Greek mountains, echoing with her final words, “My children!

May 04, Bonnie rated it it was amazing. Nicola is Nicholas Cage, the author of this book.

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Find your local bookstore at booksellers. There can be no more personal of a story than one shadowed by grief shedding light on the truth; of painful heartbreak being replaced with loving joy, or of a battle between the inner demons of cold justice and bloody revenge.

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I also find gzge about WW2 from the Greek perspective interesting. Gage is a journalist who wanted to gafe what had happened My friend Connie loaned me this amazing book. Retrieved June 8, The story follows the author’s mother who bore the brunt of her family’s hardships to ensure their survival and who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their salv This truly is one of the most heart-rending, brilliantly written stories to come out of the dawning of the Cold War.

Even though they cannot be proven by actual documents, they are logical and helpful. An awesome, well-written book that I’m proud to say is one of the few books I’ve read more than once and plan to read over and over again. View all 6 comments. Emotionally, this is a very difficult book bage read.

Eleni nichilas through this book. I like this book alot. Where the book could have been dry, his research and writing brings the characters alive and while you know Eleni’s fate early on, you could not help but continue to read the book and admire her resolve and dedication in saving her family.

Eleni has been lauded with many reviews; “If Eleni were fiction, it would bear the mark of genius He provides the appropriate historical context and touches on universal topics as he tells his mother’s story–family first, human perseverance, gqge, loss and acceptance.

If the story is more relevant to you Honestly, one of my favorite books because it is so relevant to the history of wleni family. OlgaKatyaGlykeria and Fotini. So don’t read it when you want something light and fluffy! This book is so powerful! Dayla Rogers is a contributor to Yabangee.