In this sequel to Troy, Geras once again shows her skill at Ithaka. Adele Geras, Author. Harcourt $17 (p) ISBN A companion piece for the author’s Troy ()—and another definitive example of storytelling so character-driven that nearly everything. Many years have passed since the end of the Trojan War, and Penelope is still waiting for her husband, Odysseus, to return home. The city of Ithaka is overrun.

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Oct 04, Ade,e rated it liked it. But otherwise, the book was pretty interesting, because the author writes fairly well and the characters are mostly likeable except the ones, of course, you’re supposed to hate.

Loved this until I hated it perspective of Ithaak “The Odyssey” one of my all time favorite books. I get it that it’s a double standard that O can have sexual encounters with goddessess and somehow that’s okay but it’s not okay for Penelope, but that flies in the face of their first encounter when he returns still disguised as a beggar, which this book completely fails at capturing both of their cunning, cleverness, and delight in seeing each other.

Ithaka by Adele Geras | Scholastic

Her first full-length novel was The Girls in the Velvet Frame. You geeras the story of the island of Ithaka, post-Odysseus leaving for the war, in a focused point of view on Klymene.


The characters’ stories develop I enjoyed this book much more than “Troy” by Geras. View Full Version of PW.

I had read her previous book Troy which I loved! When the Queen dies, Penelope finds herself ruler of the island in her husband’s absence. We see Argos dream doggy dreams, Penelope struggle to cope with the increasing frustration of the suitors while she weaves which somehow ties into what Odysseus is currently dealing with – that was a little oddand the rest of the minor characters.

But Penelope starts falling in love with the only decent man among them, Odysseus’s childhood friend Leodes.

Penelope’s loom

Ithaka Adele Geras No preview available – Klymene’s feelings towards Telemachus transform into something much more romantic than she feels for a brother. This book was not only very easy to comprehend and follow along to but it was also very interesting and entertaining.

Can you, like, believe what she’s, like, wearing? It is thirteen years since Odysseus first set sail for Troy and Penelope is still waiting for her husband to return.

Like was it ever explained that they held a special sight of sorts? Telemachus is a very whiney boy growing up who just isn’t quite man enough, and his childhood gears added whom the story is told through their eyes was were the book really shined. The adepe thread-ends are geraz held by the gods of Olympus and they tug at them, snarling or smoothing the lives of the mortals.

The perspective is highly effective for the style, bu Adele Ithaaka paints a beautiful if slightly action-lacking drama set on a legendary island and about legendary characters. To be honest this book was a disappointment. It has a large focus on what happens in Ithaka while Odysseus is traveling back home.


From the suicide of Antikleia, to the return of Odysseus, back-to-back events have you itching to read the next chapter; the next page. As the weeks and months go by, the ithak and barbaric Lords turn to ever more vile methods to force Penelope into choosing one of them.

Ithaka is an enchanting novel which explores the nature of love, faith and family. It’s easier to do that when you’ve got your family around you. Jun 04, Samantha rated it really liked it. I thought this might be a nice companion to our Greek mythology unit.

Overall, the intensity and devotion of each character to their feelings, no matter the nature, is overwhelming.

ITHAKA by Adèle Geras | Kirkus Reviews

Sheds light on a truth that was hidden. The other is Penelope herself.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. It ithaja like she wasn’t happy with the fact that her husband had returned. And like her other novel, I think Ithaca has the power to get a reader to do more research into the classic mythology its literature, As a teacher, I appreciate that.

You had to ask questions.