- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (September 2, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0679744789
- ISBN-13: 978-0679744788
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 53 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #813,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Born in Chicago, Illinois, and reared in Mobile, Alabama, Patricia Storace was educated at Columbia University and the University of Cambridge. She is the author of Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir that won the Runciman Award; Heredity, a book of poems; and Sugar Cane: A Caribbean Rapunzel, a children’s book. She received the Witter Bynner Poetry Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1993. She has been a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and Condé Nast Traveler. Her latest novel, The Book of Heaven, was published by Pantheon in February 2014.
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I can't help thinking that earlier reviewers on this page might be Turks or Greeks who took offense to some of Patricia Storace's observations -- their reactions to her book are disproportinately harsh, and their comments indicate that they either misunderstood some of what they read, or didn't read the book all the way through.
If every nation had a Patricia Storace to describe its people and culture to the world, we'd understand the reasons behind our differences, and maybe accept them more easily.