The Island by Victoria Hislop
From the Cover:
The Petrakis family lives in the small Greek seaside village of Plaka. Just off the coast is the tiny island of Spinalonga, where the nation's leper colony once was located - a place that has haunted four generations of Petrakis women. Read Louise France's review here.
The story was intriguing and Victoria Hislop did a great job at explaining the lives of her characters, but it read more like a biography than a novel. I didn't feel any emotion from the characters whose lives had such dramatic turns of fate. However, this would be a great book club read as it delves into the relationships of families who lived in the village of Plaka.