Homer's Where the Heart Is continues the story where the acclaimed first memoir left off. Two journalists and their crazy terrier Wallace are in their second year of their riotous adventure, living in the Mani, southern Greece, sharing an olive grove with their new Greek landlords.
The location is perfect, apart from Greeks on the edge, a gun-toting neighbour and Wallace faces his biggest health drama yet. The couple find time to explore more of the region: the island of Kythera and a visit to the house of the late Patrick Leigh Fermor, the famous British travel writer.
But soon enough, the couple are pulled into the chaos of the economic crisis with some of the original village characters from Feta, as Greece faces bankruptcy. This candid memoir is also the story of the author's passion for Greece. Woven into the narrative is Marjory's back story from another dark time, during the military dictatorship in 1970s Athens. It will reveal as much about Greece as it does about her own journey.
This memoir was chosen as expat book of the year, 2015, by the expat website thedisplacednation.com
This edition also includes some of the author's own photographs of Greece.
Book 3 of this series, A Scorpion In The Lemon Tree, charts the couple's second long odyssey in Greece, this time in the Messinian peninsula.