Annotations for Thread


Baker & Taylor
"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 itspeople. 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 newcustodian?"--P. [4] of cover.

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Baker & Taylor
After her home in Asia Minor is destroyed by the Turkish army, Katerina finds herself on a boat to an unknown destination, which brings her into the life of Dimitri Komninos, and together they witness the changing landscape of Thessaloniki, the persecution of its people, Nazi collaboration, civil war and economic collapse. Original. 75,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
Fleeing Asia Minor in the face of an advancing Turkish army, young refugee Katerina enters the life of Dimitri Komninos, and together they witness the changes in twentieth-century Thessaloniki over the course of eighty years.

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HARPERCOLL

"A brilliant page turner…rich with drama and historical detail."
--Glamour (UK)

A beautiful and epic novel that spans nearly a hundred years, The Thread is a magnificent story of a friendship and a love that endures through the catastrophes and upheavals of the twentieth century--both natural and man-made--in the turbulent city of Thessaloniki, Greece. Victoria Hislop, internationally bestselling author of The Island and The Return, has written a wonderfully evocative and enthralling saga enriched by deep emotion and sweeping historical events, from fire to civil war to Nazi brutality and economic collapse. The Thread is historical fiction at its finest, colorful and captivating with truly unforgettable characters--a novel that brilliantly captures the energy and life of this singular Greek city.



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