Seasons of Sun
When a shy American teenager travels with her mother to the mountain village of Vassara, Greece, after the death of a family member, she is overcome with grief. By discovering her heritage, she stumbles upon a gateway to a new life.
What starts out as a holiday abroad quickly turns into the discovery of a magical place, where love and friendship endure through time and where traditions of an ancient world survive modern change to bring about an inexplicable miracle.
Summer after summer she cannot resist returning to her mother's homeland and the enchanting village that enraptures both her heart and soul. Nothing-not even a raging mountain wildfire-can keep her away from the people and place she loves. As she matures from a girl to a woman, she falls in love for the first time and faces a difficult choice between the familiarity of home and the enticement of an uncertain future.
Seasons of Sun is a coming-of-age tale that opens the heart to discovering life and love in unexpected places.
If you loved Seasons of Sun,
you'll love Tasso's Journey
When the Greek army calls retreat near the Albanian border before the Nazi invasion of Greece, Tasso rushes home to save his family
Badly injured, he is near death when two good Samaritans help him get home, but his happy reunion is interrupted when his favorite nephew is stricken with polio even as villagers prepare for an impending attack.
Tasso helps the doctors save his nephew's leg and leaves to rejoin his military unit, but he's taken prisoner along with his father-in-law. The Germans take over his family home, bringing unimaginable hardships to his wife and children.
After Axis powers surrender, peace is still unattainable as civil war erupts, setting Greek against Greek. Nothing can prepare Tasso for what is to come, not even victory.
Paula's latest book......
Eternal Stones and Other Memories of Greece:
“One will enjoy reading these tales of Paula's time with her family in Greece. Her excellent work takes one to Greece in not only a funny way, but also in way where one can learn by Greece's rich history. At the same time, Paula, though not her intention, inspires Greek-American parents to do more in teaching their children about the rich culture, faith and heritage of Greece.”
Rev. Fr. Sotirios P. Malamis, Ascension of our Lord Greek Orthodox Church
“Whether it’s a local bride’s Saturday morning take-over of the Sparta ArtStyle Salon, or elderly Mrs. Kavios’s savant knowledge of Vassara’s village inhabitants, Paula Burzawa’s stories of summer returns to the family’s Greek roots fully amuse and delight. Modern conveniences taunt these immigrant travelers into believing themselves “better off” in Chicago and New York, yet Burzawa’s uncanny ability to capture the essences of these charming people and events leaves her readers considerably less certain of it themselves.”
Ann Frank Wake PhD., Professor & English Department Chair, Elmhurst College
“Paula Burzawa’s love for Greece is palpable in this collection of essays. Let her be your travel guide as she intermixes family lore with an ageless land. (Oh! The essay “Athena’s Auction” is delightful!)”
John DeDakis , Author, “Fast Track,” “Bluff,” “Troubled Water,” and “Bullet in the Chamber”
Former Senior Copy Editor, CNN’s “The Situation -Room with Wolf Blitzer”
“Paula has done it again! Another collection of stories that not only inspire the brain, but touch the heart. Paula is a master-story teller with the singular ability to capture life’s many vicissitudes … in just a single paragraph. Enjoy!”
Peter Stamatis, co-author of Dandelions for Dinner, Greece at War and a Family’s Dreams of America.