"A tale of homecoming and reconciliation, ' North of Ithaka' proves the regenerative powers of home."--"The ""New York"" Sun""" "Gage's vivid personal account captures the seasonal rhythms and everyday dramas of Greek life beyond the familiar resort islands, revealing a place that is, in the most traditional sense, old-world." --"Travel & Leisure"" ""Imbued with forgiveness, with the rebuilding of lives and houses, and moving on from tragedy...In coming full circle [Gage] has helped soothe the pain of a traumatized family." -"The Times Literary Supplement" "Ms. Gage's house project is partly an effort to move beyond the pain of memory. . . honest. . . amusing. . .she treats tradition with respect and history with realism." --"Wall Street Journal"