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Cally is a twenty-five year old business graduate. Her mother, who was born in Crete but has always refused to talk about it, has died, leaving one instruction: before starting her first job, Cally should visit Crete. There she meets Oliver, a reticent, very attractive US Army deserter. A night of love awakens in Cally feelings she has never known. On leaving, she learns from a television in the Athens airport that the petroleum company she is to work for is killing people with water pollution in India. These two events demolish Cally’s fragile equilibrium, setting her on a new, uncharted path back in Crete, which strips her of even her clothes before leading to deep love, a horrific family discovery, and a future she never would have imagined. "Bow…shows an accomplished and lyrical, but not overblown, style that is tied to the history, landscape and culture of Crete…. A skillfully written novel, romantic yet tough-minded, in a beautiful setting." — Kirkus Reviews “I loved Cally’s Way, not just the fascinating history and stunning island backdrop, but also the well-drawn, endearing characters of Cally, the beautiful but troubled Oliver, and Wrecks, his dog.” — Hilary Boyd, author of bestselling Thursdays in the Park “Adeptly weaving the intergenerational themes and narratives together, author Jane Bow gives readers an engaging and deeply poignant picture of the Greek and Cretan resistance under Nazi occupation, but she also gives her readers an equally engaging story of a young woman’s transformation through hard-won knowledge and love.” — Robert J. Begiebing, Professor of English Emeritus, Southern New Hampshire University “Jane’s love for Crete, its people and customs shines through and draws the reader in. Her extensive knowledge about the history of the island adds breadth and depth to the passion and romance that we ﬁnd in Cally’s Way." — Kate Brusten, The Rethymnon Bugle
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About the Author
Jane Bow grew up in Canada, the United States, Spain, England, Czechoslovakia, and Cuba. Her writing, ranging from true crime stories to murder mystery adventures, look at historical incidents through the perspective of love and the effect history’s horrors have on our identity. Her first novel, Dead and Living, was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award. In its original release, The Oak Island Affair was a 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist.