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Greece, it has been said, is where art became inseparable from life. The country evokes a richly embroidered tapestry of images, from old monuments rife with history to idyllic isles of glass-blue sea and blinding-white stucco dwellings. Greece enchants its visitors with its beauty, tradition, and spirit. In this eloquent collection, women share firsthand experiences of th ...more
Paperback, 225 pages
Published March 17th 2007 by Seal Press (first published February 24th 2007)
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Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
Sep 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone with the travel bug
The editor did an excellent job of selecting these essays. They reflect a great variety of experiences and locales in Greece. There are 19 pieces, each by a different writer. Don't be put off by the book title. The "love story" refers to love of Greece, not sappy romances.

My favorites, in the order they appear in the book:

1)"Kostas and the Deep Sea"
Just overall rowdy fun!

The author had Greek parents but was adopted as an infant by Americans. As an adult she traveled to the mount
Gemma Searle
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book the women who wrote these stories completely understand how I feel about this beautiful place
Vivienne Foroughirad
Each story in and of itself was pretty good, but in collection they seemed a bit trite. Many followed the same idea of a young (or mid-life-crisis-aged) upper-middle class white woman travelling around Europe to "find herself". And they read like a 11th-grade English essay tasked at demonstrating the use of imagery. Of course Greece is a beautiful country, so I'm sure the waters of the Aegean are an exquisite turquoise and the men all have chiseled jaws and the moon does look like a bruised apri ...more
Jul 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I was looking for fiction books about Greece and ordered this from the library expecting to hate it. I really thought it would be lame and Harlequin-like. And I'm happy to say I was delightfully surprised. Most of these stories were well-written and had me remembering such an important and long-ago year of my life. By the end, it had me rejuvinated, lost in memory and feeling like a strong, independent woman. I wish I would have written a story to include in this collection.
Jul 17, 2008 rated it liked it
Provided some good insite to Greek culture. Should have read it while in Greece instead of afterwards. Thankfully title is a bit misleading since it's not full of sappy romance stories...most are tales of adventure or misadventure. Too bad Greece was not my best travel experience.
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed spending time with the author as she traveled through Greece. She wrote very vividly and I could see the scenery as she described it. Made me yearn for an opportunity to see the beauty of Greece myself in the future.
Jul 31, 2012 rated it liked it
Some good stories in here and a few stinkers too. Memories aroused of my own Greek travels ... ages ago.
Sep 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Wonderful to read while in Greece. Short essays written by women about their time in Greece. Some I liked some were less appealing.
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Just some light travel stories so far... good for bathtub mindless reading :)
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Camille Cusumano is the author of Tango, an Argentine Love Story, a memoir of a woman who loved, lost, got mad, and decided to dance. She was an editor at VIA Magazine, the West’s award-winning travel publication, for 17 years. Her work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic Traveler, Islands, Country Living, the San Francisco Chronicle, North American Review, Los Angeles Times, ...more