Victoria Hislop, author of The Thread, on tour July 2012

Posted By on June 13, 2012

About The Thread

• Paperback:400 pages
• Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (July 10, 2012)

From the internationally acclaimed author of The Island and The Return comes a sweeping and unforgettable story of love and friendship and the choices that must be made when loyalties are challenged.

Thessaloniki, Greece, 1917: As Dimitri Komninos is born, a fire sweeps through the thriving multicultural city where Christians, Jews, and Muslims live side by side. It is the first of many catastrophic events that will forever change this place and its people. Five years later, as the Turkish army pushes west through Asia Minor, young Katerina loses her mother in the crowd of refugees clambering for boats to Greece. Landing in Thessaloniki’s harbor, she is at the mercy of strangers in an unknown city. For the next eighty years, the lives of Dimitri and Katerina will be entwined with each other and—through Nazi occupation, civil war, persecution, and economic collapse—with the story of their homeland.

Thessaloniki, Greece, 2007: A young Anglo-Greek hears his grandparents’ remarkable story for the first time and understands he has a decision to make. For decades, Dimitri and Katerina have looked after the treasures of those who have been forced from their beloved city. Should he become their new custodian? Should he stay or should he go?

About Victoria Hislop

Victoria Hislop is the internationally bestselling author of The Island and The Return. She writes travel features for the Sunday Telegraph, the Mail on Sunday, House & Garden, and Woman & Home. She divides her time among rural Kent, London, and Crete. She is married and has two children.

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Victoria’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, July 10th: Unabridged Chick

Wednesday, July 11th: Bibliosue

Monday, July 16th: A Library of My Own

Wednesday, July 18th: BookNAround

Thursday, July 19th: A Bookish Affair

Friday, July 20th: The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader

Tuesday, July 24th: Mom in Love with Fiction

Thursday, July 26th: Twisting the Lens

Monday, July 30th: Drey’s Library

Thursday, August 2nd: JulzReads

Friday, August 3rd: My Bookshelf – interview

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