I had the privilege of beta reading The Tomato Smuggler and it’s an inspiring story.
Recently author Sharon Marchisellobrought Mike Lee Myers as her guest to the Coffee Morning and delighted to say that Mike will now be joining the Cafe and Bookstore with his book The Tomato Smuggler: How One Man Stood Up To Communism.
About the Tomato Smuggler
A son’s tribute.
His father waged war without bullets, triumphing over communist oppression during Dictator Ceauşescu’s final decade in rural Romania.
Communism robbed freedom, so Nicolae’s father led the family to subtle and overt resistance to retain their dignity. The Cismigiu family built a thriving tomato business and smuggled tomatoes to market to survive. Creatively defying tyranny brought harassment and intimidation directed at what was most valued: family, a prized workhorse, and their tomato farm.
Zeal to keep the spirit of freedom alive came at a cost many could not pay, even the death of a friend during one of their harrowing, midnight tomato…
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