"Wetzel is able to capture differences in culture not only by giving the reader an American's perspective of Greek life, but by presenting the weirdness of American culture and influences through the thoughts and comments of the Greek characters." The Hudson Reporter
Vivid and warm portraits of life on Crete as seen by expatriate American women, these two novellas are a delight to read from start to finish. 'Mrs Papadakis' follows a theme of a 30-something heroine, Carolyn, contemplating her life choices. There is a strong comic element and lively characters, and color is added with Greek phrases sprinkled throughout. Wetzel takes a risk with 'Aspasia'. It explores family life on Crete, but the suddenness of a truly shocking storyline jolts the reader. Wetzel's writing is powerful, intelligent and humorous, and this book deserves to sell well.--Kirkus UK
About the Author
Florence Wetzel was born in 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up in Westfield, New Jersey, and attended Barnard College in New York City, where she studied with writer B. J. Chute. She is the author of several novels, as well as a book of poems and memoir tales. Ms. Wetzel is also a jazz journalist: she is also the coauthor of clarinetist Perry Robinson's autobiography, and she writes CD and book reviews for AllAboutJazz.com and SquidsEar.com.