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Book Review

Title: Eleni

Author: Nicholas Gage

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1989

Reviewed by Paul Campanis (the younger)

This is the sequel to Gage’s earlier book “Eleni”. I recommend reading “Eleni” prior to reading “All My Children.” I really enjoyed reading this book. It kept me up many nights reading and understanding what life was like for first generation immigrants to the USA. The Author and four sisters came through Ellis Island. The book discusses their adventures in the USA. The father had been in the USA for many years and helped them get it all started. The five children all marry and struggle to succeed in the restaurant business. I really enjoyed reading about Nicholas’ relationship with his father. He recounts it so well and the lessons that he learned from it. Paul B. Campanis (the younger)

There is also a movie out called "Eleni" that I saw years ago and would now like to see again.

Paul B. Campanis (the younger)