Eight Hundred Grapes

A Novel
Author(s): Laura Dave
Original Publish Date: Jun 02, 2015
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.10 hours)
Product Number: Z100135761
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781442386280
Narrator/s: Joy Osmanski
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Heralded as "impossible to put down" (Elle), and named a Best Book of the Summer by Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, and Us Weekly, Eight Hundred Grapes is a heartbreaking, funny, and deeply evocative novel about love, marriage, family, wine, and the treacherous terrain in which they all intersect. There are secrets you share, and secrets you hide… What if your beloved fiancE, he of the crinkly smile and irresistible British accent, had kept a life-changing secret from you? And what if, just a week before your dream wedding, you discovered it? Georgia Ford, bride-to-be, hops in her car and drives through the night, from Los Angeles to Sonoma, to her safe haven: her family, and the acclaimed family winery. Georgia craves the company of those who know her best, and whom she truly knows. Better yet, it's the eve of the last harvest—the best time of the growing season, and Georgia knows she'll find solace—and distraction—in the familiar rituals. But when Georgia arrives home, nothing is at all familiar. Her parents, her brothers, the family business, are all unrecognizable. It seems her fiancE isn't the only one who's been keeping secrets… Eight Hundred Grapes is a story about the messy realities of family, the strength (and weaknesses) of romantic love, and the importance of finding a place to call home. "This winning tale will both satisfy on a literary level and encourage oenophiles to pour themselves a glass of a recent vintage to enjoy while reading; it's a tasty treat for wine lovers and teetotalers alike" (Publishers Weekly). You won't be able to put this "addictive" (Us Weekly) novel down.

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Author(s): Laura Dave
Product Number EB00587582
Released: Jun 02, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781476789293

Professional reviews

"Who knew it takes 800 to make one bottle of wine? That and many other fascinating, arcane facts fill this romantic peek behind the scenes of a Sonoma, California, vineyard and the offbeat members of the family that owns it. Narrator Joy Osmanski's feisty delivery is just right for Georgia, the 30-year-old lawyer who discovers that her too-good-to-be-true fiancŽ is too good to be true. When a terrible secret emerges just weeks before her wedding to Ben, Georgia runs home to the vineyard only to discover more secrets lurking behind every grapevine. Her parents' marriage is in trouble, her twin brothers are feuding over a woman, and her father is planning to sell the vineyard. Whether recounting flashbacks or dealing with present-day crises, Osmanski's performance is winning. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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