The Thread

The Thread

A Novel

Book - 2012
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"Thessaloniki, Greece, 1917: As Dimitri Komninos is born, a fire sweeps through the thriving multicultural city where Christians, Jews, and Muslims live side by side. It is the first of many catastrophic events that will forever change this place and its people. Five years later, as the Turkish army pushes west through Asia Minor, young Katerina loses her mother in the crowd of refugees clambering for boats to Greece. Landing in Thessaloniki's harbor, she is at the mercy of strangers in an unknown city. For the next eighty years, the lives of Dimitri and Katerina will be entwined with each other and-through Nazi occupation, civil war, persecution, and economic collapse-with the story of their homeland. Thessaloniki, Greece, 2007: A young Anglo-Greek hears his grandparents' remarkable story for the first time and understands he has a decision to make. For decades, Dimitri and Katerina have looked after the treasures of those who have been forced from their beloved city. Should he stay and become their new custodian?"--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780062135582
Characteristics: 390 p. : maps ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Thread


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Aug 07, 2015

The Thread covers a period of little-known Greek (and, in part, Turkish) history. This multi-generational story is quite interesting, but the writing was uneven.

Dec 01, 2013

I loved this book. A family saga set over the generations. A real insight into the politics and life of Greece in 1900s through to the Second
World War and the subsequent Civil War. The story follows the lives of a few central characters, their loves and losses. Those who collaborated with the Germans and those who fought to the death against them.

luv2read_3 Aug 01, 2013

I will definately be checking out other books by this author. Enjoyable read.

rowanquincy Oct 31, 2012

A great read. Historical details WWII in a Greek city. Interesting characters and good writing. Hated to see it end.


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