The Summer of My Greek Taverna : A Memoir

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  • The story of a man in love with a place, a woman, and a dream. Tom Stone went to Greece one summer to write a novel -- and stayed twenty-two years. On Patmos, he fell in love with Danielle, a beautiful French painter. His novel completed and sold, he decided to stay a little longer. Seven idyllic years later, they left Patmos for Crete. When a Patmian friend Theológos called and offered him a summer partnership in his beach tavérna, The Beautiful Helen, Stone jumped at the chance -- much to the dismay of his wife, who cautioned him not to forget the old adage about Greeks bearing gifts. Her warning was well-founded: when back on Patmos, Stone quickly discovered that he was no longer a friend or patron but a competitor. He learned hard lessons about the Greeks' skill at bargaining and business while reluctantly coming to the realization that Theológos's offer of a partnership was indeed a Trojan horse. Featuring Stone's recipes, including his own Chicken Retsina and the ultimate moussaka, The Summer of My Greek Tavérna is as much a love story as it is the grand, humorous, and sometimes bittersweet adventures of an American pursuing his dreams in a foreign land, a modern-day innocent abroad.
  • Author:
    Tom Stone
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    920
    EAN:
    9780743247719
    ISBN:
    074324771X
    Label:
    Simon & Schuster
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $14.00
    Manufacturer:
    Simon & Schuster
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    272
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2003-06-06
    Publisher:
    Simon & Schuster
    Studio:
    Simon & Schuster
    Title:
    The Summer of My Greek Taverna : A Memoir

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