The Summer of My Greek Taverna : A Memoir
Tom StoneISBN: 074324771X;
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 Theologos called and offered him a summer partnership in his beach taverna, 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 Theologos's offer of a partnership was indeed a Trojan horse. Featuring Stone's recipes, including his own...
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