|Plot Summary of The Greek Villa|
NAL, Oct 2003, 23.95, 352 pp.
Tom Sullivan is a David willing to battle Goliath. He also raised his daughter, wannabe writer Tracey, a TV gopher, by himself. Tracey respects and loves her dad believing he is a great role model. Perhaps her only complaint is his refusal to discuss her mother with her. On a particular active news day, Tracey is assigned to report on a car accident that looked like vehicular suicide. Ironically, the victim turns out to be her father.
Tracey looks at Tom's papers until she comes across evidence that implies she is the daughter of film legend Urania Vickers. She even shares a literary agent with Urania, Mark Varney. When he offers Tracey a chance to ghostwrite Urania's novel, the American accepts and travels to the Greek Island of Santorini. Tracey hopes to find love on the island, but when she does it is not with the person she expected.
THE GREEK VILLA is an engaging contemporary romance that has a touch of mystery as to whether Urania is Tracey's biological mother (read the book). Tracey and Mark make a charming couple as they fall in love on this Greek paradise. However, the tale belongs to Urania, whose on display public ego would allow her to run for Governor of California without leaving her isle home though inside she worries about the cash needed to maintain certain lifestyles.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Greek Villa|
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Tone of book?
- very sensitive (sigh)
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Family, struggle with
- Mother (or standin)
- search for family/history
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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