Eternal Stones and Other Memories of Greece

by Paula Renee Burzawa



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/2/2018

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781532056208
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781532056192

About the Book

Eternal Stones and Other Memories of Greece is the third book by award-winning author Paula Renee Burzawa. Join her on the journey to a Mediterranean vacation home in southern Greece, where time stands still. Detailing vacationing in the village of Vassara and delicately balancing life as an American and native, Burzawa’s intertwined essays entertain as she brings readers on the trip of a lifetime, experiencing the ancient marbles of the Acropolis and walking the quiet cobblestone streets hidden away within the mountains of Parnonas. Sharing hilarious and poignant perspectives of her mother’s homeland, Eternal Stones and Other Memories of Greece chronicles time spent abroad with renewed reflection, including a quest to locate one of Greece’s secret schools and an account of what happens when a town’s water supply suddenly stops. From visiting Burzawa’s grandfather’s World War II memorial, to a day’s excursion in the charming seaside town of Nafplion, to an unforgettable stay at one of the most exquisite, world-famous hotels in Athens, readers are sure to feel they’ve stamped their passports as well, enjoying this modern-day visit to an ancient, magical destination. Told with Burzawa’s funny yet sensitive style, her detailed descriptions are real and true, making Eternal Stones and Other Memories of Greece an easily loved vacation treat!

About the Author

Paula Renee Burzawa has traveled extensively to her ancestral village in southern Greece, which serves as a basis for her writing. Her debut novel, Seasons of Sun, earned the Editor’s Choice Award, Rising Star Award, and Reader’s Choice award. Her second novel, Tasso’s Journey, a prequel to Seasons of Sun, was released in 2015, depicting the love story of her grandparents during the final days of World War II and Greece’s civil war. She lives with her husband and two children outside Chicago.