Where the Wandering Ends
by Yvette Manessis Corporon
Narrated by Myrto Stylou
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Pub Date 06 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 06 Sep 2022
They wondered if they would ever find their way back—back to the village, back to a life of meaning, back to each other.
Corfu, 1946—In a poor Greek community, ten-year-old Marco is perhaps the poorest of them all. But it wasn’t always that way. His grandmother once worked for the royal family where Marco’s mother played alongside young Prince Phillip himself. Now Greece is on the brink of civil war, and Marco’s mother still clings to the desperate hope that somehow the royal family will save her own.
As the war turns deadlier, Greece’s Queen Frederica takes a defiant stand against the communists, announcing that she will save her country’s most innocent by opening children’s villages. When the communist partisans erect camps of their own, children are ripped from their mothers’ arms; entire villages are emptied.
Young Katerina has been best friends with Marco for as long as she can remember, cementing their bond by stealing scraps from her family’s table to sneak to him. But when the communists reach their village, loyalties are tested as devastating secrets threaten to emerge. Katerina and Marco are separated just before her family flees on foot. At their final goodbye, Katerina and Marco promise to find their way back to the village, and to each other. This haunting childhood vow launches events that will take decades to unravel.
Set among Corfu’s picturesque lanes, hamlets, and villas where kings, villagers, and saints all walk the same cobblestone paths, Where the Wandering Ends reminds us of the tenacity of those who have lost everything and the enduring power of home.
"Love, hope, courage, and survival thread their way through this magically crafted story combining history and mythology." -- Heather Morris, New York Times bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Three Sisters
"A sweeping, multigenerational story of love, loss and sacrifice, Where the Wandering Ends is a beautiful journey through time in a war-ravaged, picturesque land of royalty, ruin, and hope." -- Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Vanishing Stars
"Set on the romantic island of Corfu, Where the Wandering Ends is a powerful, emotional tale of recent history, showing the disruption of lives during the Greek civil war." -- Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author
"A tale of homecoming, woven with beautiful threads from history, mythology, and the indelible truths and wisdom of the human heart." -- Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author of The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post
"A soul-stirring tale of love, loss, friendship, family, and fate set amid the ravages of war." -- Christopher Andersen, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Heartbreaking one moment and utterly life-affirming the next, Where the Wandering Ends will open your eyes to a moment in history that should not be forgotten." -- Susan Meissner, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things
"From the hillsides of Corfu to the streets of NYC, Where the Wandering Ends is a sensitive celebration of unconditional love." -- Kimberly Brock, bestselling author of The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare
"A vibrant tale of family, love and loss, and the hope of new beginnings." -- Katherine Reay, bestselling author of The London House
"A story about the complexities of people and how, even in the midst of chaos and fear, love shines through." -- Joy Callaway, international bestselling author of The Grand Design and The Fifth Avenue Artists Society
"Perfect for lovers of historical fiction who are eager to explore a little-known area of twentieth-century history." -- Anita Abriel, international bestselling author of The Light After the War
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