A NOVEL PAIRING because I love books and wine. My first thoughts of wine while savoring Alison Hammer’s bittersweet tale You and Me and Us was a pre-summer crisp and clean Chardonnay. Not an oaky, buttery one, but a cold climate variety with a bright freshness that inspires you to face the warmth of the sunlight…

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A Novel Pairing because I love books and wine.   Each consequential story from Yong Takahashi’s The Escape to Candyland presents its own subtle layers of struggle. Some of the tales, tinged with bitterness, reveal semi-sweet moments in time if you can only unearth them. Delve into the brokenhearted, the weak-willed, or the fanatical just long enough…

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A Novel Pairing because I love books and wine.   In her heartfelt sibling drama Days Made of Glass, Laura Drake drops us into the world of Professional Bull Fighting, a world I previously knew little about. This inspirational page turner deals with family and friendship, both found where least expected. Harlie Cooper struggles to…

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