Hooked on Books
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Marbella Lakes Poolside
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Marbella Lakes Book Club
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
We will meet outside by the pool
Monday, October 12th
“The Island” by Victoria Hislop
This meeting will be led by Betty Pizzi
Sign-up no later than Friday, October 9th
RSVP is a MUST
The Island tells the story of Alexis Fielding, a 25 year old on the cusp of a life changing decision. Alexis knows little or nothing about her family’s past and has always resented her mother for refusing to discuss it. She knows only that her mother, Sophia grew up in Plaka, a small Cretan
village, before, moving to London. Making her first visit to Crete to see the village where he mother was born, Alexis discovers that the village of Plaka faces the small, now deserted island of Spinalong, which she is shocked and surprised to learn was Greece’s leper colony for much of the 20th century. It is here that Alexis meets an old friend of her mother’s,
Fotini, who is prepared to tell her for the first time the whole tragic story of her family. What Fotini tells her is shocking and tragic, it is the story which Sofia has spent her life concealing: the story of Eleni, her
grandmother and of a family torn apart by tragedy, war and passion. Eleni has two children named Maria and Anna with her husband Georgio. She discovers how intimately she is connected with the island and with the horror and pity of the leper colony which was once there and learns too that the secrets of the past have the power to change the future.
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