The Thread by Victoria Hislop

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“A brilliant page turner…rich with drama and historical detail.”
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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.


About Victoria Hislop

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Victoria Hislop is the international bestselling author of The Island and The Return. In the United Kingdom, she writes travel features for The Sunday Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday, House & Garden, and Woman & Home. The Island sold over a million copies in the UK and has been translated into 24 languages. Victoria's second novel, The Return, has been published in more than a dozen languages. She lives in Kent, with her husband Ian and their two children.
Published July 10, 2012 by Harper Paperbacks. 402 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It begins in 1917 in Thessaloniki, Greece, a thriving, multicultural city home to a mixture of Christians, Muslims and Jews: 30 years later, through a series of catastrophes – a terrible fire, war and persecution – only the Christians remain.

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