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The Art of Becoming Homeless (Greek Village Book 5)

The Art of Becoming Homeless (Greek Village Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Sara Alexi
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From INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLING AUTHOR Sara Alexi, who ranks as one of's TOP Literary Fiction authors

The fifth book in the Greek Village Collection

Michelle has always had a positive attitude to work and responsibility and has made all the 'right' choices. Why then does she feel she might have ended up in the wrong place?

Disenchanted with life as a high-flying lawyer in London, when her firm decides to send her to Athens to handle a case she jumps at the opportunity.   

Before work begins on Monday Michelle decides to squeeze in a sun-filled weekend on an island but a chance encounter on the boat across and a tragic accident throw her plans into disarray and threaten to change the entire course of her life...

If you enjoyed 'The Pact' or 'The Story Teller' by Jodi Picoult, 'Necessary Lies' by Diane Chamberlain, 'The Thread' or 'The Island' by Victoria Hislop or 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry' by Rachel Joyce you'll love this book...

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1742 KB
  • Print Length: 255 pages
  • Publisher: Oneiro (14 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F1V5VR0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,522 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sara Alexi was born in Oxford, England. She has travelled widely and now splits her time between her home in England and a tiny rural village in the Peloponnese, in Greece, where she is (very slowly!) renovating a ruined stone farmhouse, whilst observing the Greek way of life and absorbing the culture, to enrich her vision for both writing and painting.

Sara began writing later in life. In school English lessons were a time of confusion, books indecipherable hieroglyphics. Dyslexia was not well understood then and no support was available. The joy of reading and writing were cancelled by the teacher's red pen ...

Despite her dyslexia Sara qualified as a psychotherapist and ran her own practice for years. Her artistic nature was, at that time, confined to painting and she exhibited widely.

In a casual conversation with a client she discovered that Agatha Christie, Jules Verne and Hans Christian Andersen were all dyslexic, and Sara's perspective changed. The world of fiction opened to her with this shift in perception and she has been a prolific writer ever since.

Her 'Greek Village Series' has been very well received and provides a keenly observed, compassionate insight into the Greek people and culture, and the human condition in general. Watch this space for the next in the series, coming soon!

* The Illegal Gardener - Book One of the Greek Village Series

Book one of the Greek village series tells the story of one summer in the village from the perspectives of two outsiders, both recently arrived in Greece, but each from a very different back ground. Juliet is an English ex-pat who has bought a house in the village. Aaman is an Pakistani illegal immigrant looking for work. Juliet employs Aaman to help clear her garden, and the relationship that develops touches them both deeply and changes them both forever.

* Black Butterflies - Book Two of the Greek Village Series (Coming September 2012)

The second book in the series follows Marina, the village shopkeeper, as she embarks on a courageous mission to stop her daughter Eleni from making an unsuitable match. Eleni is enraged by her mother's meddling, but as the story unfolds we discover that both mother and daughter have guilty secrets that each dreads the other discovering. This is a moving, compassionate tale of love, heartache and forgiveness, that will make you laugh and cry.

* The Explosive Nature of Friendship - Book Three of the Greek Village Series

Mitsos has spent the last twenty years trying to comes to terms with the events of a single day and all that led up to it. In his twilight years a suprising turn of events gives him a chance to rectify his biggest wrong and give himself the peace he is seeking. But is what he has wanted for the last twenty years what he still wants now and is he the man he thought he was? Set against a backdrop of a small Greek farming village, comedy and tragedy are present in equal measures. Sara transports you to a land of sea and sun as she explores what it means to be human, and fallible. The book examines the nature of friendship, and how our choices and our perceptions of our place in society can define us.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sara does it again - Brilliant! 23 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The fifth book in the Greek series does not disappoint. Absolutely loved it and am already desperate for the next installment. I stumbled upon the first book "The Illegal Gardener" by chance and have been mesmerised by Sara's writing and gift for storytelling since.

Her books make be feel like I am in Greece and are all so well written, they just leave you wanting more.

The Art of Becoming Homeless is a lovely story and I devoured it in no time at all. If you are wondering whether to buy it, stop wondering and get involved now. I am an avid reader but have never contacted an author before but after reading these books I felt compelled to thank Sara for the joy they have given me.

Now hurry up and write the next one! :-)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner in the Series 22 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
As a writer, Sara Alexi's great gift is to take us deep into her characters' souls. She's done it again with The Art of Becoming Homeless. Alexi never shies away from tough issues--death, guilt, fear, violence--but she never lets the issues overwhelm the story. The Art of Being Homeless, like every book in The Greek Village series is first and foremost about the people. Framed by a sweet older woman/younger man romance, this book is really about discovering where you belong--finding Home.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Art of Becoming Homeless 24 Sep 2013
By mary
Format:Kindle Edition
What a lovely story! I started reading it on mainland Greece and completed it on a nearby island where I quite expected to meet Michelle and Dino - they had become so real. I felt the emotions as they flowed through the story and I love a happy ending, this time I was able to put my own ending there! My images of the village and the island are growing with each book and I now picture a new renovation. A great book to read as a 'one off' or, as I have done, as the next in a series.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Story 22 Sep 2013
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A beautiful story of relationships with wonderful characters. This truly is a story that pulls you in, wondering how everything will turn out. I can't recommend this enough.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Greek village success! 10 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of 'The Art of Becoming Homeless' although there was no obligation to post a good review. I absolutely love this series and couldn't wait to read this book. Sara Alexi's art of story telling enables the reader to identify with the characters as she takes you along on a voyage of discovery, as much for the characters as the reader. This book is certainly as good as the rest in the series and each book adds something new about characters from the previous books. It's one of those books that you just want to keep on reading and any book that does that deserves five stars!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Just finished reading the 5th instalment of Sara Alexi's Greek Village Series. Once again the story was superbly written. Sara has the ability of capturing your imagination and whisking you off to sunnier climes. She describes the Greek people and the landscape with precision. The characters are believable and the plot keeps you enthralled to the last page. I hope that there are many more books in the Greek Village series and I look forward to reading them. Keep them coming Sara!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars was disappointed 12 Oct 2013
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I found two thirds of this book to be predictable and repetitive and the ending abrupt and incomprehensible, which left me rather annoyed and frustrated after investing my time in the characters. There is a danger that Ms Alexi will take this series beyond its natural life. It gets 3 stars simply for her descriptive writing, the story lets it down.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE ART OF BECOMING HOMELESS 24 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Another brilliant book from Sara.
Gets you hooked right from start and just gets better, hard to put down and disapointed when you reach end you just want the story to carry on. Cant wait for next in series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Elena
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice book
Bit lame but written well. Makes you think about what you could, should be doing with your life. Maybe we all get stuck
Published 1 month ago by Julie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good read
Published 1 month ago by M. white
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy, happy, happy
Currently reading book 5 in the series and really looking forward to reading the rest of them. They are a joy to read - I am transported back to that land in the sun instantly and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Another beautifully written story in the Greek Village Series
I am completely enchanted by Sara Alexi's Greek Village series. Each story transports the reader to Greece and the people are all so beautifully described, you feel like they are... Read more
Published 2 months ago by ange2670
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story
A good story well written. Easy to know where it is set.
Published 2 months ago by Chris M
5.0 out of 5 stars so I feel I should read it slowly as I will miss the wonderful story...
I am completely addicted to the Greek village series. The characters are very believable and although each story is individual they are all tied together with clever references to... Read more
Published 3 months ago by helen jones
2.0 out of 5 stars Almost predictable
Sad to say that this seems to be bits of all her other books cobbled together. I felt as though id already read it. I have loved all of her previous books
Published 4 months ago by TC
4.0 out of 5 stars Reminds me of the sunshine in Cyprus
Although this book is set in Greece, the descriptions of the sunshine and the warmth of the characters remind me of my many holidays in Cyprus. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Tania Cresswell
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
LOVED the whole collection
Published 4 months ago by fairy
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