Ithaka

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 360 pages
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Many years have passed since the end of the Trojan War, and Penelope is still waiting for her husband, Odysseus, to return home. The city of Ithaka is overrun with uncouth suitors from the surrounding islands who are vying to win Penelope's hand in marriage, thereby gaining control of the land. When a naked, half-drowned man washes up on the beach, everything changes. . . .

Told through the eyes of Klymene, a young girl who is like a daughter to Penelope--and who longs for more than friendship from the young prince Telemachus--Ithaka captures the quiet strength and patience of a woman's enduring love for her husband and the ensuing chaos that threatens all as Penelope is pressured to remarry.
 

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

In Ithaka the story of what is happening on Ithaca during Odysseus' ten year journey home is told from the perspective of Klymene, a servant that grows up with her twin brother Ikarios and Telemachus ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ludi_Ling - LibraryThing

When I was a teen, books like this were few and far between. As a Greek mythology obsessive, junior novels based on classical literature, legend and folklore were something I hungered for. I was ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
9
Section 4
21
Section 5
37
Section 6
43
Section 7
44
Section 8
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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Section 45
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Section 46
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Section 47
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Section 48
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About the author (2005)

ADELE GERAS is the celebrated author of many stories and novels, including Troy and the Egerton Hall trilogy: The Tower Room, Watching the Roses, and Pictures of the Night. She lives in Manchester, England.

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