A richly told debut novel about one young woman’s journey to Greece for her wedding. The daughter of Greek immigrants, Daphne aspires to the American Dream yet feels as if she’s been sleepwalking through life. Caught between her family’s old-world traditions and the demands of a modern career, she cannot seem to find her place. Only her beloved grandmother on the magical Greek island Erikousa knows her heart. With a growing reputation as a chef in New York, and a wealthy fiancé who will become a father to her daughter Evie, Daphne seems to be living her dream. But across the ocean, her grandmother can see through the storybook perfection of Daphne’s new life and she is now calling her back. She has lessons to teach and secrets about the past to share, including that of the bravery and loyalty she and her fellow islanders showed during World War II, where a whole village had the courage to risk their lives and help a family of Corfu Jews.
When the Cypress Whispers
- From the Publisher
May 22, 2014
Jewish literature inspires, enriches, and educates the community.
Help support the Jewish Book Council.