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By Frances Karlen Santamaria

First released in 1970, A Room in Athens is the extraordinary magazine of a free-
spirited, younger American lady in another country in Greece along with her author husband in 1964. encouraged through the sixties’ style for the exuberant land of Zorba and Lawrence Durrell, they search an Aegean idyll–but their plans threaten to head awry whilst she learns she is pregnant. Settling in Athens, she offers delivery to a boy on the country’s in basic terms natural-childbirth clinic–an underground safe haven governed through a mysterious Madame Kladaki.
Afterward, as a brand new mom in a wierd land, she struggles to reconcile the parable of Greece, old and sleek, with modern Athens, even whereas their idyll recedes. In 1974, A Room in Athens was once excerpted within the landmark anthology Revelations: Diaries of girls. This new version, with an advent by way of the author’s son, unlocks a little-known gem in women’s memoir literature for a brand new generation.

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