By Nicholas Gage
My Rating: 5/5 — Genre: Historical Fiction, Autobiography — N. of Pages: 419
Why I read this book:
I read this book because it is a true story of a Greek family immigrating to America. My family immigrated from Greece to Canada and therefore I felt a connection to this books. It felt like I was getting a closer look into the lives of Greeks migrating to North America, and I really loved it. I also really liked the prequel, Eleni.
About this book:
This book is a sequel to Nicholas Gage’s book, Eleni, which is a biography of his mother and her unfortunate death in Lia, Greece. I recommend Eleni as well; it was a great book.
A Place for Us follows Nicholas Gage’s family’s journey to the USA. Gage includes many important details about his journey and his childhood growing up as an American immigrant. He also includes details of his sisters’ experiences moving to the USA, which are very interesting and very different from his.
My review of the book:
I really enjoyed reading this book. It made me think of my family and their immigration stories. Just like in the book, Eleni, Gage writes about his story with so much detail that you often forget that it isn’t a work of fiction. He clearly shows the obstacles many immigrants faced when migrating to America in the 1950s. If you like memoir’s or reading about immigration stories than this would be a great book for you!