Calamos Supports Greece
GreekReporter.comCanadaGreek-Canadian Author Pens Drama Set in Peloponnese

Greek-Canadian Author Pens Drama Set in Peloponnese

A new novel, Nicolai’s Daughters, about a young Canadian lawyer in search of her half-sister, uses the Peloponnese as a backdrop for its story.

Alexia travels to the town of Diakofto in Greece to fulfill her father’s dying wish of finding her half-sister. Surrounded by a culture she is none too familiar with, and in a country struggling with financial crisis, Alexia is awakened to new things, including a family hiding many secrets. The Sarinopoulos’, haunted by war and the tragedy in Kalavryta, are also the subject for village gossip. Told in alternating voices of Alexia and Nicolai, who each return to Greece to mourn a loss and find solace, Nicolai’s Daughters uncovers the secret shame of a family who refuse to heal until the truth is revealed.

The book’s author, Stella Leventoyannis Harvey, was born in Cairo, Egypt and moved to Calgary as a child. Nicolai’s Daughters is her first published novel and will be available via Amazon, Kobo Books, Sony, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks. Additionally, Stella is heading out on a promotional tour for the book with dates as follows:

Winnipeg Writers Festival, Thin Air, McNally Robinson Booksellers, 2-3pm – September 24

Whistler Readers and Writers Festival, Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, 6:30pm – October 12

Audrey’s Books, Edmonton, 7pm – November 2

Pages on Kensington, Calgary, 7:30pm – November 7

Vancouver Public Library, 6:30pm – November 13

Pen in Hand Reading Series (location yet to be determined), Victoria, 7:30pm – November 19

For additional information, visit:

See all the latest news from Greece and the world at Contact our newsroom to report an update or send your story, photos and videos. Follow GR on Google News and subscribe here to our daily email!

Related Posts