The Summer of My Greek Tavérna by Tom Stone audiobook

The Summer of My Greek Tavérna: A Memoir

By Tom Stone
Read by Lloyd James

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781470890957

  • ISBN: 9780786194780

  • ISBN: 9780786191727

Runtime: 7.48 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Tom Stone went to Greece one summer to write a novel—and stayed twenty-two years. On the tiny idyllic island of Patmos, he fell in love with a beautiful French painter, married, and had two children. Seven years later, he moved his family to Crete for a teaching job, but his heart was still in Patmos; so when a Patmian friend offered him a summer partnership at his tav├®rna, he jumped at the chance. But his wife warned him not to forget the old adage about Greeks bearing gifts. At The Beautiful Helen, hard work and very long hours were tempered by Stone's growing reputation as a cook and the promise of enormous profits in August. But his illusions were shattered with the realization that his partner had been cheating him out of thousands of dollars. Featuring Stone's recipes, The Summer of My Greek Tav├®rna is a grand, humorous, and sometimes bittersweet adventure of a modern-day innocent pursuing his dreams in a foreign land.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This nicely told memoir and travelogue is interspersed with Stone’s recipes, sensual descriptions of food and place, and the love of his wife and children.” Publishers Weekly
“James sounds fittingly innocent and enthusiastic as he begins reading this engaging memoir.” Booklist
“[A] brief but charming travelogue with recipes.” Library Journal
“Stone is eminently capable of setting the scene and telling a story…[A] wistful, bittersweet odyssey of a bad business deal.” Kirkus Reviews
“Stone describes the beauty and charm of the island, with much attention to the food served at the tavernaReader James reflects the intensely personal and emotional nature—by turns warm, pensive, angry—of the story.” Kliatt

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Author

Author Bio: Tom Stone

Author Bio: Tom Stone

Tom Stone was a Broadway stage manager and assistant director for ten years before he moved to Greece. He has written extensively on Greece and its history for various magazines and guide books. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English