This Pulitzer prize winning work spans three generations beginning in a tiny village in Greece. It is the story of a Greek-American family, immigrants fleeing their country in the midst of war desparate for a better life. Narrated by Calliope, the third generation and the central character in the book, this is her amazing account which takes decades to tell. Rich with tradition and culture she speaks of her family with humor and love about a subject fairly unknown and often misunderstood. How she struggles with her secret, wonders how to fit in, and questions what is normal will bring forth compassion and understanding even to those deemed insensitive. This is most certainly an unforgettable book and one bound to be considered a modern classic.