The House by the River
On Sale: November 1, 2017
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The first novel by acclaimed Greek writer Lena Manta to
appear in English translation, The House by the River is
an intimate, emotionally powerful saga following five
young women as they realize that no matter the men they
choose, the careers they pursue, or the children they
raise, the only constant is home.
Theodora knows she can’t keep her five beautiful
daughters at home forever—they’re too curious, too free
spirited, too like their late father. And so, before each
girl leaves the small house on the riverside at the foot
of Mount Olympus, Theodora makes sure they know they are
always welcome to return.
A devoted and resilient mother, Theodora has lived
through World War II, through the Nazi occupation of
Greece, and through her husband’s death, and now she
endures the twenty-year-long silence of her daughters’
absence. Her children have their own lives—they’ve
married, traveled the world, and courted romance, fame,
and even tragedy. But as they become modern, independent
women in pursuit of their dreams, Theodora knows they
need her—and each other—more than ever. Have they grown
so far apart that they’ve forgotten their childhood house
in its tiny village, or will their broken hearts finally
lead them home?
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