Ida’s new novel, Krisanthi’s War: In Hitler’s Greece, has been called “a masterpiece of the highest order.” (Neal Metcalf, author of The Pure Gamble)

“Like Homer’s The Iliad, Ida Egli’s new novel, Krisanthi’s War, is an antiwar epic that brings together the personal and the political and wanders back and forth from the 1930s to the 1980s. The war is World War II. Krisanthi is a modern-day Greek woman who chronicles the lives and the deaths of her family members who strive to survive during the invasion and the occupation of their homeland by German soldiers.” -Jonah Raskin, author of the “Dark” books

It is now available at local bookstores and for order online.


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Dues to Vietnam

In the fall of 1964 a slow, black procession wound its way from the Community Methodist Church to the cemetery on West Road. It was midday when the hearse arrived and deposited its passenger atop the piled loamy soil near a giant oak tree. In the fields that surrounded the hilltop burial ground the earth […]

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Christmas 1956

Arnie got fishing gear that Christmas; no big surprise. Delores, a sky-blue angora sweater the color of her pretty eyes. Mom, from Dad, a ruffly red nightgown that raised eyebrows and generated snickers. Eddie was going in the Army so he liked his OD-green travel bag and the leather Dopp kit. Great-aunt Kit, Grandma Egli, and Aunt Vinnie all got lavender powder and bed […]

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