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Athens is the second book in a trilogy that spans the lives of three generations of strong women, the author’s grandmother, Calliope, the author’s mother, Thiana, and Silver, the author herself. Athens, the second book, depicts Silver’s life and adventures while in Greece. Silver, a young, inexperienced woman, fresh out of college, escapes from the Communist Romania and returns to her mother’s native land, Greece, hoping to make a better life for her, and later to bring over the entire family. Silver’s dreams, fueled by her mother’s stories, of finding acceptance, love, and security are crashed, one after another, as she faces the harsh reality. Athens is a true recollection of stories and events that occurred during the author’s stay in Athens.