Climbing St. Friday: A Coming-of-Age Story

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Climbing St. Friday is a poignant, nostalgic look at the 1970s adventures of a young Greek-American girl who is sent by her parents from a small town in the Midwest to Athens, Greece, for a year of college. As she spreads her wings in the land that introduced democratic ideals to the world, she does so against the backdrop of a country recently taken over by an oppressive military regime.

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About Dena Kouremetis

Having written about a variety of topics from America’s housing, to midlife romance, to celebrity profiles, Dena Kouremetis currently writes three columns for

Author, co-author and professional consultant for four books, Kouremetis is a past columnist for the Sacramento Bee and has written articles and feature stories for newspapers across the country. Several of her personal stories have appeared in books, including Heavenly Miracles (Morrow Press) and Raging Gracefully:Smart Women on Life Love, and Coming into Your Own (Adams Media). Profiled in Professional Women magazine in 2004.

Kouremetis is also a public speaker and professional trainer.

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Review by: Maria on Nov. 5, 2010 :
Kouremetis wrote a charming and informative story that will make you want to grab a guitar and fly to Greece. Her prose is simple yet vivid, it's like walking into a room full of old friends."
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Maria Karamitsos on Oct. 12, 2010 :
I highly recommend "Climbing St. Friday." You won’t want to put it down. In fact, you’ll get through it pretty quickly and realize you don’t want the story to end; you want to know what happens to her from there. Kouremetis injects humor throughout the tale of her “odyssey” from small town girl to how she felt herself change to a more “sophisticated” European lady - illustrating how much one can change in a 12-month period. It also serves to demonstrate how much impact the environment, people and events can have on you.
(reviewed 30 days after purchase)
Review by: JT Long on Sep. 21, 2010 : (no rating)
Thank you for sharing a special time in your life. The writing is beautiful and the characters unforgettable.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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