Βιβλία και Αφιερώματα..
λα να δεις . . Ηλεκτρονικό περιοδικό λογοτεχνίας και πολιτισμού
Nicholas D. Kokonis


© 2004, 466 pp
ISBN 0-9754032-0-6
English Edition
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"A must-read."

     THE NATIONAL HERALD

"Pure gold, a terrific book, and one of a kind."

     VICKI YIANNIAS


"It sets a new standard for literature that is concerned with surviving the immigrant experience".
    PROF. MICHAEL DAVROS, NEIU


"A gift of lasting value..."

AUTHOR'S WELCOME


© 2008, σελ. 500
ISBN 978-0-9754032-3-5
Greek Edition
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Dear Reader:

Welcome to MyArcadiaBook.com.

Arcadia, My Arcadia is not about the rich and famous, nor is it about drugs or sex. With this story I endeavored to create literature out of the daily life of common, ordinary people--their hopes and disappointments, their struggles and misfortunes. I am enormously pleased that readers recognize the appeal of Arcadia, My Arcadia for its literary merits as well as the values embedded in it: education, family, faith and the potential of every human being.

The cry of Arcadia, My Arcadia speaks with a strong cultural voice but one that has a universal tone, inspiring tears of hope that are part of the eternal human condition. Its stage has room for every person's homeland.

 

"It touches deeply."
NICHOLAS GAGE, Eleni
"A marvelous book."
LINDA MORELLI

"A well-crafted story."
ALEXANDER KARANIKAS


Arcadia, My Arcadia has a growing cadre of admirers. I felt greatly honored to receive a "First Homer Award" and "Gold Medal" from the International Society of Greek Writers on January 11, 2007, in addition to a second award, more recently, from the same organization "for special labor and contribution to literature".

I also felt a keen sense of gratitude when I had the honor to be an invited guest on the Newsmakers Comcast program, interviewed by charismatic television personality Lisa Aprati, on March 6, 2007. That interview, along with the one the Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center of Chicago arranged last year, will be part of the Museum's immigrant archives.


"Fascinating!"
CHARLES MOSKOS


On April 24-26, Roosevelt University's Alumni and Faculty Writers Book Fair showcased Arcadia, My Arcadia for the second year in a row in Chicago. The book was also discussed in its Alumni Magazine as well as that of the Psychology Institute of IIT.

I am particularly honored to report that Greek-American producer John P. Kousakis, whose roots are in Arcadia, plans to take Arcadia, My Arcadia to the big screen. "The story struck such a deep vein in my heart," John wrote me recently, "that I want to film it to tell the story of my proud heritage. I want Arcadia, My Arcadia to be one of my stable productions."

 

Obviously, Arcadia, My Arcadia has been a real blessing for me. My appreciation goes out to all the readers who have sent in their compliments and commendations from 41 states and 4 continents. Their praise far exceeds all expectation and is very humbling.

Thanks for visiting MyArcadiaBook.com. I hope you, too, relish my story enough to want to share it with your friends.

 

The Greek edition of Arcadia, My Arcadia has just been released and it, too, has been awarded a prize from the International Society of Greek Writers and Artists.

 

 

All my best,

Nicholas D. Kokonis



"A very special story."
MIKE DUKAKIS, Former Governor and Presidential Nominee

Biography:

Nicholas D. Kokonis was born and raised in Arcadia and knows his main character's life down to the missing hobnails on his only pair of shoes. A practicing psychologist and college professor, Dr. Kokonis divides his time be-tween his native Arcadia and the US.

Dr. Nicholas Kokonis completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology in 1971 after earning his B.A. and M.A. at Roosevelt University. His research findings have been published many times in nationally recognized professional journals. His practice is based in Illinois, where he also consults for the Department of Human Services, and delivers professional presentations.

In addition to his clinical expertise, he is a teacher and professor, having earned his Teacher's Diploma at the Pedagogical Academy in Tripoli, Greece. Dr. Kokonis continued teaching in the U.S. while actively maintaining a private practice. His teaching career has been profiled in collegiate journals and he has received prestigious faculty appointments to colleges and universities. He presently teaches at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois.

Dr. Kokonis is the recipient of many awards and honors, among them Who's Who, Outstanding Citizen of the Year, Notable Americans, a citation in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, a profile in the Chicago Sun Times, American Hellenic Who's Who, and a reference in the Encyclopedia of Modern Greek Literature (Poetry).

Foreign languages and writing are interests of Dr. Kokonis. Not only is the author of the outstanding historical novel, Arcadia, My Arcadia, but he is a published poet and also a columnist for Greek Press. For more information about his novel, HCS readers are invited to read a review of his book and view related materials posted by Hellenic Communication Service: "Arcadia, My Arcadia a Must-Read by Mary Papoutsy".

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