Stories like My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Sarah's Key stay with us long after they're over because of their deep roots in family, love, and faith. These two well-known tales come together in The Spice Box Letters by Eve Makis (Thomas Dunne Books; on-sale September 13), a gripping family saga, set during the tragic start of the Armenian genocide in 1915 Turkey, spanning the ups and downs of a family separated by the devastating aftermath in 1985 Greece.
Peter Golden, author of Wherever There Is Light acclaims, "Eve Makis has written a novel that should be read, contemplated, and read again." After the death of her grandmother, Katerina inherits a journal and handwritten letters stashed in a wooden spice box and written in her grandmother's native tongue, Armenian. She heads to Cyrpus on a fact-finding mission to across the island to solve a mystery that may change her life and lay the ghosts of her grandmother's past to rest.
Rich with history and weaving together past and present, tragedy and redemption, family, love, and food, TheSpice Box Letters is an engaging, heartwarming, and award-winning story. In August 2015 Eve was awarded the ‘Aurora Mardiganian Gold Medal’ by the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, Hayk Demoyan, and its director.
About the Book:
Katerina longs to know why her late grandmother, Miriam, refused to talk about the past, especially when she inherits a journal and handwritten letters stashed in a wooden spice box, cryptic treasures written in Armenian, Miriam’s mother tongue. On vacation in Cyprus, Katerina finds the key to unlocking her grandmother’s secrets and discovers a family legacy of exile and loss. Aged seven, Miriam was expelled from her home in Eastern Turkey and witnessed the death of her beloved brother Gabriel, or so she believed.
Katerina sets out on a fact-finding mission across the island and solves a mystery that changes her life and lays the ghosts of her grandmother’s turbulent past to rest. My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Sarah's Key in this gripping family saga, set during the tragic start of the Armenian genocide in 1915 Turkey, spanning the ups and downs of a family separated by the devastating aftermath in 1985 Greece.
About the Author:EVE MAKIS studied at Leicester University and worked as a journalist and radio presenter in the UK and Cyprus before becoming a novelist. Eve is a part time tutor in creative writing at Nottingham University. She is married with two children and lives in the UK and Cyprus.