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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Barbara Bonfigli Captures Essence of Greece in Fictionalized Memoir

Title: Café Tempest: Adventures on a Small Greek Island
Author: Barbara Bonfigli
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Genre: Fictional Memoir
ISBN: 978-0981645315
Publisher: Tell Me Press
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Reviewed by Michael Gelb, author of How to Think lIke Leonardo Da Vinci(excerpt from his review 4/30/2009 at

"...In CaféTempest, Barbara Bonfigli's fabulous first novel, we are invited to share a concentrated experience of food, spirit and love on an intimate Greek island.

"Your heart will race with the tempestuousness of love, your mouth will water from her savory descriptions of zucchini fritters and baklava (recipes included), and you'll discover a remarkable depth of spiritual wisdom, and humor! that shines through every page.

"Bonfigli plays with the best elements of Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) and Peter Mayle (A Year in Provence) and combines them with ingredients from Nikos Kazantzakis (Zorba the Greek) and Shakespeare (The Tempest) to bring us a uniquely sumptuous literary feast. Opa! --

To learn about Barbara Bonfigli and Café Tempest, feel free to visit any of these sites.
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1 comment:

Nikki Leigh said...

Hi Carolyn

Thank you so much for sharing information about Cafe Tempest. Its a great summer read for anyone who would like to "visit" a Greek island through the pages of a book :)

Nikki Leigh