Critics' Comments on Arcadia, My Arcadia
"Fascinating. . .An elegantly written and deeply felt epic
that will appeal to readers of all backgrounds."—Charles
Moskos, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University, and
author of Greek Americans.
"A very special story. . .I enjoyed it immensely."—Hon.
"Anyone who reads this book. . .will find shared experiences
that touch deeply."—Nicholas Gage, author of Eleni and
other best-selling novels.
"A story vividly and dramatically told, with echoes of the
greatness that was Hellas."—Harry Park Petrakis, well-known
"We Greeks owe gratitude to the author because he took the
common life of our country and its scenes and made them a blessing
through the literary process and projected them on the international
horizon for all the world to view and admire."—Photis Fournodavlos.
"A rare document of our life."—Iphigenia Benaki,
Athens, St. Basil's Publishers
"The making of the immigrant."—Georgia Mitchell
"The synaxis of all immigrants."—Dr. Costas Sarantopoulos
"The story is absorbing, its characters are deftly drawn and
its appeal is universal . . . It's been years since I've read David
Copperfield, but this book reminded me of it. . ."—S. L.
Wisenberg, Red Fish Studio
"It has a strong, haunting, literary quality. . .You remind
me a lot of a Greek Steinbeck. Brilliant. . ."---Betty St. John,
Jack Scagnetti Literary Division
"An authentically written debut novel, and richly evocative
of its period, it has the power to warm your heart as well as break
it. . .Arcadia, My Arcadia is a book you immediately want to share
with others. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good read."—Viveka
Neveln, Managing Editor, Edgge Doing and Dining Guide.
"This is one of those novels---without which we can hardly
know ourselves—that testify to the indomitable power of the
human will."—Jason Peters, Augustana College
Mr. Demetrios G. Konstantopoulos,
Prefect of Arcadia, Greece
Letters of Commendation
Mr. Alex Rigopoulos,
Supreme President, Pan-Arcadian Federation of America
Complete Review (in Greek)
Mr. Photis E. Fournodavlos,
in Kathimerina Nea, 22 June 2004, p. 5