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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Although I obviously knew the outcome of the story and that Gage’s mother dies protecting her children, it’s still so compelling – I found myself concerned about all the secondary characters, and even dismissing the knowledge that Eleni was doomed, I was so drawn in.

She and Christos tried hare to have a son so the youngest is Nicola. I carried it everywhere I went but couldn’t open it. The book starts out with Gage, now grown and a journalist, trying to piece together information about his mother’s death. Nov 30, Kate rated it it incholas amazing Shelves: Nicholas Gage is the author of several books, including the award-winning Eleni.

Nothing I say is adequate. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. It is a compelling story presented in a way that resonates with a broad audience. She ultimately sacrifices her own life.

I read this book quite a few years ago and was deeply moved by the story. None of the Gatzoyannis children would ever forget their first sight of women in pants.

The book is fantastic. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Looking for More Great Reads? To me, this book should be a must-read. Anyone who puts ideology before gzge the left or the right–should be required to read this book.

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Books by Nicholas Gage. You see I was searching for my own truth. Preview — Eleni by Nicholas Gage. I had the opportunity to read this book while on vacation in Greece and it kept me inside on the couch rather than outside exploring the village I was in.


Eleni Gatzoyiannis, 41, defied the traditions of her small village and the terror of the communist insurgents to arrange for the escape of her three daughters and her son, Nicola. Nicholas Gage joined his father in Massachusetts at the age of nine and grew up to be a top investigative reporter for the New York Times. Emotionally hard, but I’m sure it has changed me in ways I have not yet begin to understand.

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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. Share your thoughts with other customers. May, “Eleni,” never be forgot. And at last, the most important lesson for her son’s life, peace and happiness, would finally come with the 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!

Sep 29, Pages. This page was last edited on 15 Octoberat The work includes suspenseful, harrowing and touching stories that offer a vivid account of life under occupation, a tragic reality for many places bordering Turkey at the moment.

This book is informative as any historical accounting should be but it really makes one look at the human spirit and sense of mission and duty.

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A deserving 5 Stars. Inin a Greek mountain village, Eleni Gatzoyiannis was arrested, tortured and shot. However, she soon comes face-to-face with andartinasfemale militants forcefully conscripted by the Marxists.


My mother’s love, the primary impulse of her life, still binds us together, often surrounding me like a tangible presence. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Ever since the arrival of the andartesEleni had insisted that [her daughters] wrap their kerchiefs over the lower part of their face, before tying them in back, so that only the nose and eyes showed. After learning the horrors enacted by the Communists in Greece, in the ‘s he was mortified to learn that in that the Communist party was legalized, and war crimes forgiven.

This nicjolas makes Captain Corelli’s Nixholas look like a joke!

All these years later, I remember how I felt as I read this story. As it says in the very first chapter, he needed to find out who his mother was to be able to deal with the question of retribution.

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Summoning the hate necessary to kill Katis would sever that bridge connecting us and destroy the part of me that is most like Eleni. An Ordinary Man is a cautionary tale and it reminds me of how important it is to live consciously. Nicholas Gage joined his father in Massachusetts at the age of nine and grew up to become a top New York Times investigative reporter, honing his skills with one thought in mind: About Eleni Inas civil war ravaged Greece, children were nicholws and sent to communist “camps” inside the Iron Curtain.

I think that would be have been better served in the beginning, as it would give some context for how the conversations could be written about.