One for the Road (04/21/07)

Today’s book suggestion is a special one for the ladies. Greece, A Love Story is the latest in a series edited by Camille Cusumano and published by Seal Press. (Previous love story books include Mexico, France and Italy.) This brand new collection features travel essays by nineteen women united in their deep passion for Greece. The unique and personal stories will resonate with anyone who has been there, or will surely capture the hearts of those yearning to make a visit. These female perspectives on the Greek experience may teach you a thing or two about mythology and ancient history, and will surely captivate you with the charm and beauty of this magical land.

An impressive group of globe-trotting goddesses have contributed to this creative anthology — and just think how many others may exist who’ve had a love affair with (or in!) this enchanting place. There are a few events happening this spring where you’ll have a chance to meet some of the contributors. The first one is coming up this week, and is the only event scheduled (thus far) on the East Coast. Several authors will be at the Community Bookstore in Brooklyn this Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 pm. Other readings are scheduled for California and Washington in May and June. What about a reading somewhere in Athens or Santorini? Sign me up for one of those, okay?