The Thread
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The Thread

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"A brilliant page turner...rich with drama and historical detail."
--Glamour (UK)

A beautiful and epic novel that spans nearly a hundred years, The Thread is a magnificent story of a friendship and a love that endures through the catastrophes and upheavals of the twentieth century--both natural and man-made--in the turbulent city of Thessaloniki, Greece. Victoria Hislop, internationally bestselling author of The Island and The Return, has written a wonderfully evocative and enthralling saga enriched by deep emotion and sweeping historical events, from fire to civil war to Nazi brutality and economic collapse. The Thread is historical fiction at its finest, colorful and captivating with truly unforgettable characters--a novel that brilliantly captures the energy and life of this singular Greek city.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 390 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 23mm | 299g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062135589
  • 9780062135582
  • 465,745

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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 stay and become their new custodian?
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Review quote

"Combining a keen eye for detail with her usual fluid writing style, Hislop presents an engrossing excursion to Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest metropolis. . . . This fast-moving, touching saga about tragedy, recovery, and the real meaning of family is full of dramatic incidents demonstrating their city's transformation and resilience."--Booklist
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9,864 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 32% (3,196)
4 41% (4,049)
3 20% (1,982)
2 5% (502)
1 1% (135)
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