LOCAL AUTHOR, KATHY ASPDEN ~ BAKLAVA, BISCOTTI AND AN IRISHMANRegular price $16.00
From beloved local author Kathy Aspden comes "Baklava, Biscotti, and an Irishman" an instant Cape favorite.
“Nothing can be done to take back that tiny millisecond when one soul recognizes another.” Artfully weaving together three lives, three coasts and three generations, Kathy Aspden’s breathtaking debut, Baklava, Biscotti, and an Irishman is a dazzling pastiche of love, deception, acceptance, and forgiveness.
Teressa and Daniel Muldaur have enjoyed a devoted, enviable marriage since falling in love in Nea Makri, Greece during Danny’s last tour of duty, nearly nineteen years ago. The good life they built far outweighs their disappointment of not being able to have children. At least that’s what Teressa told herself, right up until the moment she met Dr. Gregory Costa - a successful cardiothoracic surgeon and Italian immigrant from Boston, whose trauma-filled youth left him emotionally unwilling to risk the pain of love again.
When the choices Teressa makes intersect with circumstances out of her control, she must straddle the fine line between what is right and what is unimaginable to live without. What will she do for the sake of a child? And can her husband live with the consequences of her actions?
Baklava, Biscotti, and an Irishman is a deeply moving story about the dynamics of love and loss, and what it takes to survive both. Selected as a finalist in the Multicultural Fiction Category of International Book Awards, Baklava, Biscotti, and an Irishman spans the coasts of Greece, Italy, and New England, landing in the seaside town of Scituate, Massachusetts with a love story that will leave you wanting more.
Finalist in the International Book Awards Multi-cultural Fiction category.
"Kathy Aspden's debut novel, Baklava, Biscotti, and an Irishman, is written with quick wit and a sincere heart, weaving a twisting tale of passion, deceit and redemption. It made me feel the weight of life (or as Milan Kundera put it, the unbearable lightness of being) with all its trade-offs and conflicting desires/emotions/ideals."
-Tim Miller, Editor, Cape Cod Times Film Critic
"I had a hard time putting it down, finished with tears and a smile on my face."
- Adam Liss, Massachusetts and New York
"Totally a page turner! From the moment Teres and Danny collided, I was hooked. The woven tale of three lives makes you believe things do happen for a reason."
- Deborah McNaughton, Author
"Just finished Baklava, Biscotti, and an Irishman and I loved it! The author nailed the personality of the Greek woman!"
- Connie Photakis Blake, Massachusetts
"The richness of the characters and the depth of research made a beautiful story come alive with passion and relatability."
- Jean MacKenzie, Massachusetts
Reader's Guide available here: https: //animoto.com/play/j4wiiBaDeoMlc5ZeqxYGUA