BKMT READING GUIDES



 
Fun,
Romantic,
Informative

11 reviews

Eight Hundred Grapes: A Novel
by Laura Dave

Published: 2015-06-02
Hardcover : 272 pages
3 members reading this now
36 clubs reading this now
6 members have read this book
Recommended to book clubs by 10 of 11 members
Named “Best Book of the Summer” by Glamour * Marie Claire * US Weekly * Good Housekeeping * Cosmopolitan * Elle Magazine * Wine Enthusiast * Health Magazine * Metro New York * InStyle* Pop Sugar * CBS Local * BookTrib * AV Club * and as the #1 Library Reads Pick *

There are secrets ...
No other editions available.
Add to Club Selections
Add to Possible Club Selections
Add to My Personal Queue
Jump to

Introduction

Named “Best Book of the Summer” by Glamour * Marie Claire * US Weekly * Good Housekeeping * Cosmopolitan * Elle Magazine * Wine Enthusiast * Health Magazine * Metro New York * InStyle* Pop Sugar * CBS Local * BookTrib * AV Club * and as the #1 Library Reads Pick *

There are secrets you share, and secrets you hide….

Growing up on her family’s Sonoma vineyard, Georgia Ford learned some important secrets. The secret number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine: eight hundred. The secret ingredient in her mother’s lasagna: chocolate. The secret behind ending a fight: hold hands.

But just a week before her wedding, thirty-year-old Georgia discovers her beloved fiancé has been keeping a secret so explosive, it will change their lives forever.

Georgia does what she’s always done: she returns to the family vineyard, expecting the comfort of her long-married parents, and her brothers, and everything familiar. But it turns out her fiancé is not the only one who’s been keeping secrets….

Bestselling author Laura Dave has been dubbed “a wry observer of modern love” (USA TODAY), a “decadent storyteller” (Marie Claire), and “compulsively readable” (Woman’s Day). Set in the lush backdrop of Sonoma’s wine country, 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.

In this breakout novel from an author who “positively shines with wisdom and intelligence” (Jonathan Tropper, This Is Where I leave You), Laura Dave “writes with humor and insight about relationships in all their complexity, whether she's describing siblings or fiancés or a couple long-married. Eight Hundred Grapes is a captivating story about the power of family, the limitations of love, and what becomes of a life’s work” (J. Courtney Sullivan, Maine).

Editorial Review

No editorial review at this time.

Excerpt

No Excerpt Currently Available

Discussion Questions

Suggested by Members

Who was your favorite character and why? Least favorite?
by phesselbart (see profile) 04/11/17

Notes From the Author to the Bookclub

No notes at this time.

Book Club Recommendations

An Evening in California
by phesselbart (see profile) 04/11/17
We started with a California Martini with cheese plate, then had Gourmet Pizza with a California style salad, served with Sonoma Valley wines. And for dessert - chocolate cake of course!

Member Reviews

Overall rating:
 
 
  "Quick Read"by lpollinger (see profile) 01/24/21

Georgia grew up on a vineyard in Sonoma County. As an adult she moved away, became a lawyer and got engaged to a handsome and successful man. She the finds out he has kept an explosive secre... (read more)

 
  "Eight Hundred Grapes"by tlathan (see profile) 11/21/18

Nice book - Makes you think about what really is important in life.

 
  "Light, Quick Read"by phesselbart (see profile) 04/11/17

The group liked the book, but found some characters and situations a little frustrating. Not an entirely likable heroine for some in our group. It was a good read for us between two "heavier" selections.... (read more)

 
  "Eight Hundred Grapes"by bkmnmpl (see profile) 05/24/16

While reading this title, I enjoyed learning more about small, natural science based vineyards. Laura Dave's lyrical writing brings the reader into the sensory setting of the family vineyard. This lush... (read more)

 
by mbheil (see profile) 12/15/15

 
by krchupp (see profile) 10/27/15

 
  "Eight Hundred Grapes"by Neyly (see profile) 10/19/15

Fun and informative (wine making) at the same time

 
  "Eight hundred grapes"by JATaylor (see profile) 08/21/15

This book was a fun return trip to Napa/Sonoma. It was very predictable. Quick read.

Rate this book
MEMBER LOGIN
Remember me
BECOME A MEMBER it's free

Join the leading website for book clubs with over 35,000 clubs and 20,000 reading guides.

SEARCH OUR READING GUIDES Search
Search


FEATURED EVENTS
PAST AUTHOR CHATS
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

Get free weekly updates on top club picks, book giveaways, author events and more
Please wait...