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The Apple Falls from the Apple Tree

By: Helen Papanikolas

Price: $14.96

Publisher: Ohio University Press / Swallow Press:

Seller ID: 009945

ISBN: 0804009945

Condition: 261 pages, paperback / softcover, Ohio University Press / Swallow Press


The title of Helen Papanikolas' second collection of short stories, The Apple Falls from the Apple Tree, is taken from an old Greek proverb and speaks of the new generation's struggle with the vestiges of Greek customs. Gone are the raw, overt emotions of the pioneers, their bold prejudices, and, especially, the haunting black fatalism of funerals. Yet their children retain much of their parents' culture. Although they live far from the old Greek towns, we see their rivalries, envy of the successful, and hubris as they respond to their experiences of intermarriage, old age, and loss. The exoti... View more info

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An Amulet of Greek Earth: Generations of Immigrant Folk Culture

By: Helen Papanikolas

Price: $19.96

Publisher: Ohio University Press / Swallow Press:

Seller ID: 010382

ISBN: 0804010382

Condition: 312 pages, 7 x 10, paperback / softcover, Ohio University Press / Swallow Press


The boys and men who left their Greek valley and mountain villages in the early 1900s for America came with amulets their mothers had made for them. Some were miniature sacks attached to a necklace; more often they were merely a square of fabric enclosing the values of their lives: a piece of a holy book or a sliver of the True Cross representing their belief in Greek Orthodoxy; a thyme leaf denoting their wild terrain; a blue bead to ward off the Evil Eye; and a pinch of Greek earth.In her evocative and meticulously researched book An Amulet of Greek Earth, author Helen Papanikolas explai... View more info

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Small Bird, Tell Me: Stories of Greek Immigrants

By: Helen Papanikolas

Price: $15.96

Publisher: Ohio University Press / Swallow Press:

Seller ID: 009821

ISBN: 0804009821

Condition: 208 pages, paperback / softcover, Ohio University Press / Swallow Press


Helen Papanikolas has been honored frequently for her work in ethnic and labor history. Among her many publications are Toil and Rage in a New Land: The Greek Immigrants in Utah, Peoples of Utah (ed.), and her parents' own story of migration, Emily-George. With Small Bird, Tell Me, she joins a long and ancient tradition of Greek story-tellers whose art informs and enriches our lives.See also: An Amulet of Greek Earth The Apple Falls from the Apple Tree The Time of the Little Black Bird About AuthorHelen Papanikolas was the author of several books of fictio... View more info

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The Time of the Little Black Bird

By: Helen Papanikolas

Price: $14.96

Publisher: Ohio University Press / Swallow Press:

Seller ID: 01017X

ISBN: 080401017X

Condition: 256 pages, Ohio University Press / Swallow Press


A bittersweet saga of an immigrant dynastyIn 1906 a young, semiliterate Greek arrived in America with a fewdollars in his pocket and his people's legacy of proverbs, superstitions, and cultural traits to guide him through the dangers and opportunities of a new world. The Time of the Little Black Bird begins with the story of this young man and his plan to build a future for his family as it makes its way in America.Told in a clear-eyed yet compassionate voice, The Time of the Little Black Bird is a novel of generations, loyalty, betrayal, tradition, and greed. Centering on a family bus... View more info

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A Traveller's History of Greece

By: T. Boatswain & C. Nicolson

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Interlink Publishing:

Edition: 5

Seller ID: 565227

ISBN: 1566565227

Condition: 5" x 7 3/4" • 352 pages • maps and line drawings • paperback, Interlink Publishing


In A Traveller’s History of Greece, the reader is provided with an authoritative general history of Greece from its earliest beginnings down to the present day. It covers in a clear and comprehensive manner the classical past, the conflict with Persia, the conquest by the Romans, the Byzantine era and the occupation by the Turks; the struggle for independence and the turbulence of recent years, right up to current events. This history will help the visitor make sense of modern Greece against the background of its diverse heritage. A Gazetteer, cross-referenced with the main text highlig... View more info