In my new novel, What’s Left, her uncle Dimitri sees qualities in her father-to-be that would fit in with her family – hard worker, loyal to the situation. And so he turns that, in an earlier draft:

You can object all you want, but I know that far down inside, you really don’t love that newspaper or that town.

Frankly, reading that again is personally painful. I’ve done a lot of good work in difficult circumstances. Let’s leave it at that.


If money – including a job – were no obstacle, where would you really like to be living?


Mousaka (bottom center), yahni (string beans, top center), pork souvlaki (kebab), and rice pilaf. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

In the family, Cassia would have had Greek cuisine like this.

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