Stock Image

A Place for Us: Eleni's Children in America

Gage, Nicholas

Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1989
ISBN 10: 0395455170 / ISBN 13: 9780395455173
/ Condition: Near Fine / Hardcover
Quantity Available: 1
From Black Falcon Books (Wellesley, MA, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: US$ 20.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

30 Day Return Policy

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details


Title: A Place for Us: Eleni's Children in America

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

Description:

First printing, full number line. Inscribed, signed, and dated by the author on the front endpaper: "To Bob & Claudia, / Merry Christmas! / Nicholas Gage / Dec. 9, 1989." A follow-up to the author's bestselling "Eleni," about his mother's self-sacrifice during the post-WWII Greek civil war. Quarterbound in purple paper-covered boards with a purple cloth, gold-lettered spine. Book is tight, square, and unmarked; small pinkish stain to bottom of page edges; corners sharp, spine ends lightly bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $19.95); Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 002722

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.24 avg rating
(194 ratings)

Synopsis: A Place for Us begins as nine-year-old Nicholas Gage and three of his sisters escape from their wartorn Greek village and board a ship to America to meet the father they have never known. Eleni's children must adjust not only to a startling new American lifestyle, but also to a 56-year-old man who suddenly finds himself a single father. 27 black-and-white photographs.

From Publishers Weekly: Gage was nine in 1949 when he and three sisters set sail from Greece for the U.S. Their mother had just been murdered by Greek communists who tried forcibly to conscript the family into guerrilla training. In Worcester, Mass., the children met their immigrant father Christos Gatzoyiannis, separated for years from the clan. Expecting a tycoon, they found instead an out-of-work short-order cook, a proud, touchy, gruff autocrat whom Gage, resentfully, blamed for not getting the family out of Greece sooner. A fourth sister joined them three months later. The story of Gage's reconciliation with his father is the keynote of this wonderfully vivid autobiographical sequel to Eleni. Full of humorous, ironic, sad touches, this extraordinary, moving saga reflects one family's attempt to balance assimilation with the preservation of Old-World traditions. Halfway to becoming a petty teenaged hood, the author pulled himself together and became instead a distinguished journalist who returned to Greece in an effort to trace his mother's killers (as told in Eleni ). Photos.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Seller a Question]

Bookseller: Black Falcon Books
Address: Wellesley, MA, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: July 23, 2012
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If
you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged)
or if the
order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the
estimated delivery
date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use
the Ask
bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business
days.
Mark Mayell
27 Seaver St.
Wellesley, MA 02481
United State...

[More Information]

Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books
weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact
you to let you know extra shipping is required.


Store Description: Black Falcon Books is an online seller with a broad range of titles, including fiction and nonfiction, hardcover and paperback, many of them signed by authors.