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Part memoir and part travelogue, this book adds its own distinctive voice to the chorus of writers of Modern Greek living and the Greek-American diaspora.
This unique voice belongs to a tall, blond American woman, a professor of aerospace engineering at the University of California, who met her future Greek-born and raised husband-to-be when she was still a graduate student. This book tells the story of her "journey" towarding understanding Greece and its people, and more importantly, how she "became" a Greek woman... at least in spirit. It is a story of her coming to terms with her role as Greek wife and mother, observer and ponderer.
The author uses her precise eye for detail and her crystalline memory in the service of her goal. She listens carefully to her husband's family stories to make them her own. She watches her loveable mother-in-law Elpida, to learn how she cooks and how she lives. She observes the differences in customs between Americans and Greeks and vividly illustrates them in her amusing vignettes.
This is a book that you read with all if your senses. Its freshness in style allows you to taste, smell, feel, hear and see the written accounts of family, friends, lore and nature.
Softcover, 295 pages, includes recipes.