Our next book is Dandelions for Dinner, a memoir set in Greece during World War II. I selected this book from Book Club Reading List. I’m roughly 25% through the book and it’s shaping up to be a good read. The author was nice enough to provide us with a short summary below:
Dandelions for Dinner is a book my father and I wrote together. It tells the story of his life from 1933-1946. During those years, dad and his family lived in a town located in the southwest corner of Greece called Gargaliani. Few have heard of this place.
In Dandelions for Dinner, we tell about his family’s survival of famine, World War II, occupation and a subsequent bloody civil war. Until he retired in 2000, dad never spoke of his childhood. In fact, most people who survived those years–and they are out there–rarely talk about them.
This book is not only my dad’s story, but is the story of so many in Greece and elsewhere. Told through the eyes of a boy, it is a story of hope, a strong mother, and survival.
Click here to view Dandelions for Dinner on Book Club Reading List.