Anthologies

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“The Infelicities of Travel: Gems Among the Ruins” included in BATW Anthology

Diane’s story “The Infelicities of Travel: Gems Among the Ruins” was published in the Bay Area Travel Writer’s 2012 Anthology entitled, Travel Stories from Around the Globe.

The anthology was juried by Julia Cosgrove, Editor-in-Chief of AFAR magazine; John Flinn, former Travel Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle; and Janet Fullwood, former Travel Editor of the Sacramento Bee. The twenty-three stories included were selected from some sixty submissions, taking readers through Europe and Great Britain, the Americas, Pacific Rim, Africa, Tibet, and India, capturing the timeless spirit of travel.

Diane reads an excerpt at the book launch event.

Diane LeBow

"Dancing on the Wine Dark Sea"

Awarded Bronze "Best Essay in an Anthology" by Bay Area Travel Writers

My darling Aphrodite, I love you. Will you marry me? The handsome Greek restaurant owner on Santorini pleaded with my eighty-year-old mother as they line-danced to bouzouki music in a late-night bacchanal on a terrace overlooking the Aegean. My mother loved dancing, charming men, and living in general. After being widowed for the second time in her late seventies, she kicked up her heels and, in many ways, relished life to its fullest. During those years we traveled together frequently and had our own high-spirited odyssey around Greece...