Barbara Bonfigli, Cafe Tempest: Adventures on a Small Greek Island


"Café Tempest: Eat (More), Pray (More), Love (More)!"

"...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!"--Michael Gelb, author of"How to Think lIke Leonardo Da Vinci" (excerpt from his review 4/30/2009  @www.michaelgelb.com)"

 Barbara Bonfigli, Cafe Tempest: Adventures on a Small Greek Island

Barbara Bonfigli's fictional memoir is why we read books.

It’s a witty and wise look at love, friendship and baklava. If you can’t make it to Greece this summer, don’t worry. Crack open a bottle of retsina, slather on the sun-block, and spend some delicious hours at Café Tempest. It's the next best thing to being there!”
—Cheryl Lavin, Chicago Sun-Times syndicated columnist, Tales from the Front

Barbara Bonfigli, Cafe Tempest: Adventures on a Small Greek Island

It’s a triumph!

The cleverness of the dialogue, the clear differentiation of each character's voice, the humor, the reader's emotional connection to the peaks and valleys of Sarah's feelings… Café Tempest brings the reader into a cast of characters that you don't want to leave, and into a world that you don't want to end.”      --Gordon Radley, past president Lucasfilm Ltd

Barbara Bonfigli Cafe Tempest: Adventures of a Small Greek Island

"Snappy dialogue, a satisfying narrative arc and lots of humor."

International Herald Tribune -Athens Plus, Books & Ideas• Friday, October 9, 2009 by Vivienne Nilan http://www.athensplus.gr

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Barbara Bonfigli, Cafe Tempest: Adventures on a Small Greek Island


"Café Tempest is an original, seductive and witty tale of one magical summer on a tiny Greek island. Like the islands themselves, the story is warm and welcoming. I found myself laughing out loud.". -- Christie Hefner, past CEO and chairman, Playboy Enterprises

Barbara Bonfigli, Cafe Tempest: Adventures on a Small Greek Island


Barbara Bonfigli is "a spectacular writer"
"..Every line in Cafe Tempest is rich and surprising. "

--Kazuaki Tanahashi, author of Brush Mind, artist, and translator of Moon in a Dewdrop and the other major works of Zen master Dogen.

Barbara Bonfigli, Cafe Tempest: Adventures on a Small Greek Island

"Café Tempest is a wonderful weave of rib splitting hilarity and thoughtful meditative reflections on the trials of the human spirit. It is filled with delight, wit and charm with splashes of self-inquiry that are long lasting."     --Tias Little, founder of Prajna Yoga and Yoga Journal conference presenter and contributor

 

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