It was another year full of amazing reads. We love our books, and we reviewed many this year. Let’s take a look back at 2017, Year in Review in Greek books.
In his second book, From Pyrrhus to Cyprus, Billy Cotsis reveals the colonies, territories and empires founded by Greeks through the years. Read our review.
Jeffrey Siger ups the ante in his highly anticipated 9th novel in the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery series, An Aegean April. Find out!
Our newest contributor, Apollo Papafrangou, reviews ‘Citizen Cárdenas’ by Steve Cole, which explores a resurrection of a whole other kind.
Little known history of the communist guerrillas of Crete during Greece’s Civil War is revealed in Guerrillas of Crete, by Colin Janes. Read our review!
John McKinney set out to hike Mount Athos to write about it as a hiking destination. What happened on the Holy Mountain that changed everything?
We put Nicholas Gage, renowned author of Eleni, in the Author Spotlight. Find out how he got started, and more.
Welcome back to the Author Spotlight! This month, we put Greek-American Author Lynne Constantine in the spotlight. Meet her and learn about her books.
This month, we put Chicago-based Author Alexander Rassogianis in the spotlight. Meet him and learn about his latest work.
Looking for a great thriller to bring on your trip to Greece (or wherever) this summer? Check out ‘Dead Olives’ by Jeremy Hinchliff, a thriller set in Greece.
Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes reconnects with his roots and retraces the footsteps of Pheidippides, in ‘The Road to Sparta’. Read our review!
In Waiting for Aegina, the latest in The Gift Saga by Effie Kammenou, lifelong friends stick together through love, loss, tragedy, and new beginnings.
Meet Deno Seder, author of Miracle at Zakynthos. He is a producer of media and films and is passionate about politics and art. Discover this interesting account of The history of Greek Jews through his work.
American Kid: Nazi-Occupied Greece through a Child’s Eyes by Constance M. Constant reveals a chilling story of WWII Greece.
Gus Constantine’s heart-wrenching story ‘Escaping Cyprus’ comes full circle in Escaping Cyprus II: The Final Chapter. You won’t want to miss this one.
‘Cartes Postales from Greece’ by Victoria Hislop takes readers across the modern-day mainland with heartening romance.
We love books! We’ve so enjoyed bringing you book reviews of ‘Greek books’ — books by Greek authors or set in Greece. Let’s recap this year in Books.
Peg Karadimas reviews The Storm, the final book of the haunting and intriguing trilogy, ‘The Lady of the Pier’, by Effrosyni Moschoudi.
Preschool Director Joanne Karipidis Kefalas is a prolific writer who recently began publishing children’s stories. Meet her!
In his book, The Many Faces of Hellenic Culture: Greek Culture Outside Modern Greece, Billy Cotsis Explores Hellenic culture around the globe.
Orthodox children’s book editor Jane G. Meyer of Ancient Faith Publishing is also the author of 8 books. Her stories focus on faith and God’s love.
In the historical novel, Hidden in Plain Sight, Karen Batshaw paints a vivid picture of Nazi brutality in WWII Greece and the plight of Greek Jews.
Series based on books by Gerald Durrell about his family’s adventures in Corfu, debuts in the U.S. on PBS on October 16.
Best-selling Author Patricia V. Davis is back with the first in a 3-book series, called Cooking For Ghosts. The story, set on the historic Queen Mary, is full of history, intrigue, and more.
Marjory McGinn, her partner Jim Bruce, and their sidekick Wallace are back in book 3, A Scorpion in the Lemon Tree, about their tales from the Peloponnese. You’ll love it!
Mythology and ancient worlds converge with the present, in Phantasma, a thriller by Greek-Australian Author Efthalia.
‘The Sifnos Chronicles’, by Sharon Blomfield is more than a travel memoir. It’s an ode to a lovely Greek island.
The next book in the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Series, Santorini Caesars, will be out September 6. You won’t want to miss this one.
Alexander Rassogianis Traces First Steps of Early Greek Immigrants in Chicago in “Entrepreneurial Spirit”
In his latest book, Historian Alexander Rassogianis reveals what sparked the entrepreneurial spirit of Greek immigrants in Chicago.
Welcome our new book reviewer, Peg Karadimas! In her debut review, she tells us about The Ebb, the first book in a trilogy by Effrosyni Moschoudi.
In Wings of Wax, Author Apollo Papafrangou explores a young man’s Greek-American experience through the lens of his own life.
April is National Poetry Month. Welcome our friend, Poet Katie Aliferis, who has curated a month of poetry, featuring Greek-American writers. This week, meet Alexandra Kostoulas.
Recently translated into English, Christos Ikonomou’s novel, Something Will Happen, You’ll See, gives voice to the everyday struggles of the Greek economic crisis.
April is National Poetry Month. Welcome our friend, Poet Katie Aliferis, who has curated a month of poetry, featuring Greek-American writers. This week, meet Apollo Papafrangou.
April is National Poetry Month. Welcome our friend, Poet Katie Aliferis, who has curated a month of poetry, featuring Greek-American writers. This week, meet Georgia Kolias.
Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon harvested the wisdom of the ancients to create a new paradigm for finding meaning in our lives, called The OPA! Way.
Kazantzakis’ iconic novel Zorba the Greek gets new life with a new translation.
Writer, poet, and English professor Christopher Bakken’s love affair with Greece — its myths, food, history, and people — are evident in his new poetry collection.
In his book, First Passage, author Elias Kulukundis examines the duality of the life of a Greek-American child of immigrants, while coming of age.
In his historical novel, Alexander Billinis shows us that we are all pieces of the Aegean mosaic.
Anna Papadopoulos’ intriguing tale makes one ponder life.
Greek American teacher Alexander Kapotas recently published the interactive book, The Gods of Olympus to enhance student learning of Greek mythology.
Set on a Greek island, Dario Ciriello’s latest novel Black Easter, delves into the worlds of good and evil — and the intersection. Meet Dario Ciriello Dario Ciriello was born and raised in London, to Italian parents, with roots in Turin and Piemonte. “At the time there was discrimination against Southern Europeans. I was the only Italian kid in my school. Italy lost the war — on the wrong…
Gus Constantine’s Escaping Cyprus is a chilling tale that tells the untold story of the Cyprus invasion.
It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to share a short story from one of our favorite authors, Harry Mark Petrakis. Enjoy!
Short story collection, Kinda Sorta American Dream, by Chicago author Steve Karas, gives a glimpse into people’s every day lives and struggles.
Maria G. Mackavey’s colorful children’s book, Yiayia Meets Amalia, follows a grandmother’s trip to visit her granddaughter.
Immigrants’ dreams, life, love, loss, family secrets, and fate converge in the debut novel from author Effie Kammenou, Evanthia’s Gift.
Author Bryan Mooney is writing a new novel set in Greece, and he wants your input!
Retired Chicago educator-turned-writer Cleo A. Lampos believes there is good in everyone.
A Time to Tell by Maria Savva delves into the world of family secrets. Does the truth really set you free?
Paul J. Ioannidis’ storied life is chronicled in the book, Destiny Prevails: My Life with Aristotle, Alexander, Christina Onassis, and her daughter, Athina. It’s part autobiography, part Aristotle Onassis biography.
Yale University Professor Stathis N. Kalyvas’ new book, Modern Greece – What Everyone Needs to Know, uses history to explain the challenges of Modern Greece.
Leon Logothetis wants to teach you how to release your inner rebel and embrace the power of human connection.
Jeffrey Siger ups the ante in Devil of Delphi, a fascinating tale involving an international counterfeiting ring threatening not only Greece’s tourism industry, but also longstanding political dynasties.
The celebrated author Harry Mark Petrakis’ ode is his most personal and most reflective.
Homers Where the Heart Is, the sequel to the brilliant Things Can Only Get Feta, chroniclemore of Marjory McGinn’s experiences living in rural Messinia.
Brit Jennifer Barclay shares her story of how a small, little-known Greek island changed her life forever, in Falling in Honey: How a Tiny Greek Island Stole My Heart.