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About the Novel

April 21, 2007

I never expected to write a novel. In fact, I was working on a memoir of the year my husband and I put everything we owned in storage, climbed in our Ford Explorer, and drove down to live in Costa Rica. But then a strange, “what if” scenario floated through my head one day and morphed into its own story.

Three years later, I Land Home was finished. Here’s a sneak preview:

Ella Santos, an American woman, has lived in a rural village on the Greek island of Corfu with her husband and his family for the past 15 years. She is steeped in the rhythm of rural life—harvesting olives, tending the garden, and working as a cook in the family’s restaurant. But when tragedy strikes, Ella is launched on a journey that leads her back to America, from coast to coast, from cook to chef, and finally home. Ella’s traditional Greek repertoire of pastitsio and avgolemno morph into flavors of her very own as she moves through the book, paralleling her personal growth as she struggles to integrate all parts of herself—Greek and American, past and future.