25 July 2009 ~ 2 Comments

(Contest Winner) Harlot’s Sauce: : A Memoir of Food, Family, Love, Loss, and Greece by Patricia Volonakis Davis

Update: The author is also running a free dinner contest on her FaceBook Fan Page – check it out! That contest ends July 28th!

We have a winner of this fab book! If you didn’t win, I still encourage you to pick up a copy. It really is a great memoir… without further ado, Cassie helps us out…

I have emailed wheresmyrain to get their address. Congrats to you!


When Patricia, the Italian-American, marries Gregori, the “gorgeous” Greek, she spends almost two decades in a sometimes tragic, sometimes uproarious pursuit of ‘Happily-Ever-After’. In a last-ditch effort to make their relationship work, Patricia moves with Gregori to Greece, where he insists he must be in order to be happy. Once there, she discovers that though she might not save her marriage, she just might save herself. We follow the narrator, as she describes in self-deprecating and side-splitting detail how growing up first-generation, blue-collar, Italian-American influenced her choice of mate, the naiveté of her perceptions throughout their courtship, her hapless, yet hopeful years amongst her new Greek relatives, and her eventual self-actualization brought about by the intriguing time spent in her adopted country – Greece. With vivid descriptions of life in modern-day Greece, this memoir is both a tasty treat and an exhilarating sail on the Hellenic seas through xenophobia, dysfunctional family units, religious ravings, obsessive protocols, political disorder, European football, and fabulous food. As the Italians say, Buon Appetito! (Good Appetite!) As the Greeks say, Kalo Taxidi! (Good Voyage)

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2 Responses to “(Contest Winner) Harlot’s Sauce: : A Memoir of Food, Family, Love, Loss, and Greece by Patricia Volonakis Davis”

  1. Patricia Volonakis Davis 25 July 2009 at 10:48 pm Permalink

    Dear Candy:

    Thank you for organizing this contest and picking the winner in this delightful way! What an adorable little assistant you have! What is her hourly wage? Maybe she can also work for me.
    ; D
    As soon as you get the winner's address to me, her book will be sent out to her, but please inform your readers that the fun doesn't have to stop there. If they like, they can participate in the contest which is being held on the Harlot's Sauce Facebook fan Page, in which anyone who reviews HS on amazon.com gets a chance to win two free dinners that their favorite Greek or Italian restaurant. The details are on Facebook.

    Once again, thank you. I always enjoy these contests and interactions with readers. It's fun!

    Warm regards to you,
    Patricia V. Davis

  2. Candy 25 July 2009 at 11:58 pm Permalink

    You are very welcome, Patricia… I have added an update to the top… thanks for offering up the book, I'm sure wheresmyrain will enjoy it! (they have 7 days to contact me or we draw another one) 🙂

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