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The Lion and the Nurse by Patty Apostolides
"Patty Apostolides' novel, which takes place on a "typical" Greek Island, Kos, is truly a proper follow-up to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" although it comes from a different direction-Americans experiencing the Greek culture in Greece." -Michael Bilirakis, former Congressman "What impressionism achieved on the canvass, Patty Apostolides seems to accomplish on the printed page-and her psychological insights are remarkable. A stunning achievement " -Nicholas D. Kokonis, Ph.D., Author of the award-winning novel "Arcadia, My Arcadia" "Patty Apostolides has done it again Just as in "Lipsi's Daughter," "The Lion and the Nurse" captures the beauty and charm of a Greek island in a love story that is more than a love story. This romance about Cassiani, a nurse who returns to Kos to help her ailing mother, is also about the triumph of eternal values, such as truth and caring, over materialism and deception. It is also about the loneliness and the struggles of two widows and about how love transcends all planes, even in modern times. This book is a real page-turner. I couldn't put it down " -Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D., Author of "Growing Up Greek in St. Louis"