- File Size: 3225 KB
- Print Length: 287 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: October 16, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FZ1ZLTY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #666,866 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
My Big Greek Family Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
She is currently living in London and working on the sequel to 'My Big Greek Family'. You can read more about Maria's writing on her website; mariaconstantineauthor.com, where she also shares exclusive Greek family recipes of dishes featured in her book.
Top Customer Reviews
Thirty year old Georgina Andreou lives at home with her parents and two sisters Katherina and Sophia. Each woman is conflicted with life situations. They are a traditional Greek family and are supposed to live at home until they marry. The Three sisters decide to travel to Greece together where they form a special bind and decide it is time to make life changes. True happiness is what they seek, even if it means straying from family traditions.
A good story line, with likable characters. My Big Greek Family is a story of family, love, courage and struggles.
Reading "My Big Greek Family" was enlightening in this regard, and it also made me very sympathetic towards the younger generation of Greek women who are trying to change old-fashioned attitudes. While respecting their families and their traditional values, they resent being constrained by their parents' expectations of arranged marriages to Greek men.
The story here concerns Greeks living in London, but within a traditional Greek family set-up, with pressure put upon the three sisters to remain in the parental home until they marry, even when they are earning good money in high-powered jobs. The three grown-up daughters in the story have very different personalities and careers, but each wants more freedom than their parents are willing to grant. During the course of the book, they change and grow, gaining the courage to be true to themselves. Sharing a holiday in Greece away from their parents allows them the distance they need to make that leap. It's a gentle story that will appeal to anyone interested in family life in a different cultural setting, and while it's not exactly action-packed, it's an agreeable and thought-provoking read.
Setting the story partly in London and partly in Greece added another level of interest: the issue of belonging for the extensive Greek diaspora (or indeed any other diaspora). While in London they seem very Greek, but in Greece they feel rather like tourists.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really was a great read. I enjoyed the sisterhood shared between Gina and her sisters. Also her parents were funny.Published 9 months ago by justme
will there be a book 2 that tells of the sisters journey of independence, and how their lives turned out? Loved the book!!Published 9 months ago by Denise
Great portrayal of Cypriot Greek family life, values and traditions. Minor problem with transliteration of Greek words.Published 14 months ago by Yvette Tsiropoulos
I really enjoyed this book. Being a child of Cypriot parents, I can relate to the trials that these women go through. It can be difficult but not insurmountable.Published 17 months ago by Lia Lewis
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