The Magic In The Receiver – A Kefalonia Novel

The Magic in the Receiver

THE MAGIC IN THE RECEIVER is a captivating debut novel set on the Greek island of Kefalonia. Told in the present, and during the week of the Great Ionian Earthquake, three tales are woven into one unforgettable story.

Set on the beautiful Greek island of Kefalonia, this vivid family saga is lit with memorable characters: a man revisiting the haunting site of a childhood earthquake, and his American-born daughter who faces a decision that could change her life.


If you liked Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, you’ll surely enjoy THE MAGIC IN THE RECEIVER … If you can’t physically get to Kefalonia, this story will take you there.

-Maria Karamitsos, The Greek Star Summer Book Review 2012

Having been away from Kefalonia for about 5 months, THE MAGIC IN THE RECEIVER made me so, so painfully homesick. Not only is the book packed with powerful characters and captivating and intermingling story lines, but it bursts at the seams with the colors and aromas of Kefalonia.

-Eleni Dimitratou,

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Copyright 2012 Paul Dillon


  1. Paul,
    The book sounds fantastic! I can’t wait to read it!
    I’d buy it right now but I don’t have a kindle. It there
    an option to buy it and read it on my computer? Please let
    me know as I am dying to hear about the yacht parties
    (you know I love yacht parties), mysterious mountain festivals and,of course, how the love story turns out!
    Best Regards,
    Capt.Aaron D. Lorell

    Aaron Lorell

    July 16, 2012

  2. The Greek Star review of your latest novel notes that you received assistance from a woman who along with her husband run a history and genealogy website. If possible, would you please share that website address with me?

    My father was born on the island of Kephalonia and I still have family who live there and who lived through the great earthquake of 1954. In 1953 my father took us to the island to visit with my grandmother. I was fortunate to have experienced the island before the earthquake devastated it the following year.

    Thanks in advance for this request, and I look forward to your response.

    Peter Potamianos

    January 22, 2014

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