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Krisanthi's War: In Hitler's Greece
In Hitler's Greece
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Ida Rae Egli’s new historical novel, Krisanthi’s War, powerfully portrays
the journey of three heroic women who bond in Greece during the 1930s
and again during the tragic Nazi occupation. This is Anthi’s (Krisanthi)
story set within the context of her relationships with Maria and Kalliope—
and the men she loved, the men she feared. United by shared experiences,
these women find each other and the will to sustain themselves and their
families in time of war.
“Egli writes with the lilting beauty of poetry itself. Reminiscent of the
vivid characters of F. Scott Fitzgerald, hers reside in the small Greek village
of Lindos, a setting made desperate by the depravations of war—hunger,
loss of pride and independence, perpetual fear—which evoke unexpected
acts of compassion and courage.
“The author is not observing from afar, but is an intimate witness to the
lingering, reverberating pain of women in war. Married to a Greek—and
having spent more than two years living in Greece during which time she
interviewed war widows, the historic context for this novel is authentic and
compelling. This is a rich novel of Greek history, women and the power of
relationships to overcome any tragedy, no matter how brutal. Krisanthi’s
War is not to be missed.”
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