AHI Sponsors Book Signing and Reception with Eleni Gage

The American Hellenic Institute

invites you to a

Book Signing and Reception

North of Ithaka: A Journey Home Through A Family’s Extraordinary Past


Eleni Gage

While overseeing the reconstruction of her family’s abandoned home, Eleni became an unusual but important part of the tiny mountain village her family left behind. At home in Lia, a village with more sheep than inhabitants, she befriended shepherds, gypsies, and Albanian refugees, who helped her plant a garden, celebrate feast days, and create a home and a future out of the ruins of the past.

Told with an expert’s attention to detail and all the wit and bewilderment of a young urbanite dropped into a strange, old world setting, North of Ithaka is part travel memoir, part family saga, and part story of self-discovery. But, above all, it is a journey home.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

▪ Book Signing 6:00 pm ▪ Presentation 6:30 pm ▪ Reception 7:00 pm

The Hellenic House

1220 16th Street, NW

Washington, DC

** Light Refreshments Will Be Served **

**Please R.S.V.P. to the AHI by Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at

(202) 785-8430 or via e-mail at info@ahiworld.org.**

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