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Saturday, December 12, 2020

Once We Were Here by Christopher Cosmos

1940 Greece was at a crossroads and when faced by occupation the Greek premier replies with a resounding No. It makes people all over Greece rethink how they are going to live with a German occupation. They know it will happen sooner or later, though the Greeks give as good a fight as they possibly could. Probably the best fight in the whole episode of the War. The story is heart warming - three friends trying to safeguard their homes, their families and their loved ones. Bittersweet because one knows in a war there is always loss and heartache and these people lose not just their people but also their homelands. A story that happens every day even today decades later so history repeating itself. A story told in retrospective so that the present generation would know what went before and what their grand parents had to undergo to come to any kind of safety as immigrants. Immensely moving and powerful it was also full of detail regarding the German occupation of Greece, and the Resistance movement in Greece as well. Sent by Skyhorse Publishing for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.


  1. I don't think I've read about the war from a Greek perspective. Sounds really good!

  2. Like, Mary, I don't think I have read a World War II novel from the Greek perspective. I will have to add this to my wish list.