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It's All Greek To Me

Fancy a trip to the Greek Isles? You could check out the Greek Festival on September 9-10 in Andover, and then follow it up with some armchair travel with these books set in Greece.

Anticipation : a novel
Anticipation : a novel
by Melodie Winawer

A single mother and her son vacation in Greece where they discover the ancient city of Mystras and a tour guide who has put in 800 years of labor and needs the child's blood to survive. 
Before we were innocent
Before we were innocent
by Ella Berman

Ten years after being cleared of any involvement in the death of their friend while summering in Greece, Bess must decide if she wants to continue to support Joni, who is again tangled up in an eerily similar crime.
Excavations : a novel
Excavations : a novel
by Kate Myers

Four female colleagues on an archeological site at the Megalopolis in rural Greece, each at a very different crossroad in their lives, are forced to become friends in order to make the discovery of a lifetime. 
Fire on the island : a romantic thriller
Fire on the island : a romantic thriller
by Timothy Jay Smith

Set in contemporary Greece, with a gay Greek-American FBI agent, who is undercover on the island to investigate a series of mysterious fires. Set against the very real refugee crisis on the beautiful, sun-drenched Greek islands, this novel paints a loving portrait of a community in crisis. As the island residents grapple with declining tourism, poverty, refugees, family feuds, and a perilously damaged church, an arsonist invades their midst.
The girls of summer
The girls of summer
by Katie Bishop

Increasingly obsessed with reliving the events of a long-ago love affair with a man 20 years older on a remote, sun-soaked Greek Island when she was seventeen, Rachel reconnects with the other girls she knew on the island and is forced to reconsider the story she's been telling herself about their relationship.
Honestly, we meant well
Honestly, we meant well
by Grant Ginder

A college professor's idyllic life is shattered by her husband's infidelity and her nearly adult son's recklessness, prompting a visit to the beautiful Greek isles, where she reconnects with the past while trying to heal her family.
A theater for dreamers
A theater for dreamers
by Polly Samson

An 18-year-old woman reeling from her mother's death arrives at a proto-commune of poets, painters and musicians on the Greek island of Hydra where she has her ideas about art, relationships and her own innocence tested.
Two wars and a wedding : a novel
Two wars and a wedding : a novel
by Lauren Willig

As the Spanish-American war begins, archaeologist Betsy Hayes joins the Red Cross in search of her former best friend and follows Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders straight to the heart of the fighting where dark memories of her last war resurface and her need to protect old and new friends intensifies. 
Where the wandering ends : a novel
Where the wandering ends : a novel
by Yvette Manessis Corporon

In 1946 Corfu, as the war in Greece turns deadlier, and Queen Frederica takes a defiant stand against the communists, best friends Marco and Katerina are separated and vow to find their way back to each other—a haunting childhood vow setting into motion events that will take decades to unravel.
The wrong end of the telescope
The wrong end of the telescope
by Rabih Alameddine

After an urgent call for help from her friend who runs an NGO on Lesbos, Greece, Mina Simpson, an Arab American doctor, finds herself bonding with Sumaiya, a Syrian refugee with liver cancer who is determined to protect her family.
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