Appointment with Yesterday + Giveaway
Book Title: Appointment with Yesterday: A Novel in Four Parts with a Prologue and an Epilogue
Author: Christopher Stratakis
Category: Adult Fiction, 334 pages
Genre: coming-of-age / WWII / immigrant experience
Release date: January 2017
Tour dates: July 3 to 14, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (There is no bad language or violence, but there are references to sex and sexual situations (including between a pre-teen and teen)
A poignant and compelling first novel, Appointment with Yesterday tells the story of Yanni, a cheeky and delightful Greek boy growing up in a small town on an island in the eastern Aegean.
Left in the care of his loving grandparents, Yanni endures the deprivation and terror of the German occupation during World War II and finally leaves his beloved homeland and family to rejoin the parents who had left him behind to make a better life for themselves in America.
Filled with heartbreaking and heartwarming stories of love, devotion, disenchantment, and dashed dreams, Appointment with Yesterday is, ultimately, the story of hardships overcome and a determined boy’s journey toward finding his destiny.
If you are ever looking for a wonderful book that hits you at the core with characters that will have you calling them family; and a story that will stick with you long after you have put the book down, then look no further than, Appoint with Yesterday by Mr. Stratakis.
It is almost hard to describe what a pleasure it was to read this book. From the first moment that I started reading this book, I was hooked. Yanni is the perfect protagonist. The shifting of this book from the four different parts spanning time periods was nice. A good progression from time to time and Greece to America. Yanni was well loved by his family. I felt like I knew his grandparents and could taste the almond cookies made with love by Yanni's grandmother.
When Yanni traveled to America; I was sad to leave Greece but the story was just as strong that I enjoyed getting to see America through Yanni's eyes. Additionally, getting to know his parents and younger sister. By the end of the story, it had come full circle. This may be Mr. Stratakis's first book but he writes as a seasoned professional.
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Meet the Author:
Christopher Stratakis was born and raised in Greece. After moving to America, he graduated from Drexel University in 1951 and New York University School of Law in 1955. Shortly after joining the law firm of Poles, Tublin & Patestides in 1960, he became a partner, specializing in admiralty and corporate law.
He has written and published several articles, lectured on professional and historical subjects, served as Legal Advisor to several non-profits (pro bono), and was an arbitrator in maritime disputes. He is the author of Mnimes “Memories” (2010), a book of essays, short stories, and poems that he wrote as a teenager. In 2015, he co-edited Chains on Parallel Roads, a book published by Panchiaki “Korais” Society of New York. In recognition of his extensive community involvement, he has been the recipient of several awards from religious, governmental, and educational institutions.
Mr. Stratakis lives with his wife in New York City. He is the proud father of three and grandfather of three. This is his first novel.
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