Search Results: "Eleni Sikelianos"


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YOU ANIMAL MACHINE (THE GOLDEN GREEK) by Eleni Sikelianos
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 3, 2014

"This is writing and reading as adventure, where every page can bring a different sort of revelation."
A wonderfully strange and inventive book by a professor and poet who combines various forms into an unclassifiable whole. Read full book review >

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OTHER WATERS by Eleni N. Gage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Gage beautifully describes the waters that evoke the transformative moments of Maya's journey. Yet Parvati, the curse-caster, remains mysteriously underdeveloped. A lovely read, but a missed opportunity to delve deeply into the superstitions that still lurk in our modern minds."
Can goddesses walk among us? Can an entire family really be cursed? Can a modern woman find her inner goddess? Read full book review >

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THE LADIES OF MANAGUA by Eleni N. Gage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"From the closely chaperoned lives of schoolgirls in 1950s New Orleans, where Isabela was a student, to the explosive insurrection of 1970s and '80s Nicaragua to the sniping artistic world of 2010s New York, Gage carefully and thoughtfully explores the social demands placed on women and the repercussions of submitting to or defying them."
An up-and-coming painter faces the collapse of her romantic life while repairing her neglected relationship with her mother. Read full book review >

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MADAM AMBASSADOR by Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015

"A flat-footed and mostly self-serving account."
A memoir of Kounalakis' three-and-a-half years as ambassador to Hungary under President Barack Obama. Read full book review >

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BEST GRANDMA IN THE WORLD by Eleni Livanios
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The bright colors of the pictures will appeal to little kids, but overall, this pales in creativity to other grandmother stories. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This German import portrays the relationships of seven animal grandmas and grandchildren in rhyming verse. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2005

"A pleasant journey hardly rendered urgent by measured, unemphatic and unspectacular prose."
Shy, stilted debut by Eleni author Nicolas Gage's daughter, who recounts her efforts in her mid-20s to rebuild the haunted family homestead in Greece. Read full book review >