The Green Shore is now out in paperback with a brand new cover. Perfect summer reading!
The Green Shore by Natalie Bakopoulos (Simon & Schuster; 368 pages; $25).
Good writing must run in the Bakopoulos family. Brother and sister, Dean and Natalie Bakopoulos have written three books between them. Dean is the author of Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon (2004) and My American Unhappiness (2011). This year, Natalie joins her brother with the release of her lush and picturesque debut The Green Shore. They are the children of immigrants; their mother is Ukrainian and their father is Greek. In a nod to her father’s birthplace, Natalie sets her story mostly in Greece and focuses on a dark period of the country’s history, one that is virtually unknown to most: the 1967 to 1974 military dictatorship.
This period in Greek history, quite honestly, was Greek to this reviewer. Natalie Bakopoulos, though, takes this event and personalizes it. In her novel, the political becomes…
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