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Book Club Recommended
good introduction to local winery owners\' stories

This book had several local connections for me which may have made it more interesting: local writer and stories of the Finger Lakes wineries. It felt like the author was telling the story about friends. I was surprised by the people that are drawn (and sometimes obsessed) by what seems like a very difficult career path. It is the individual stories of these individuals that are creating and working in the wine business and a wine community that is working together in a unique way.
Each story is of hard work, adversity, and hope. But the book is more than the sum of individual stories- it is the threads that bind them that made the book more interesting to me. There is a bit of grape growing and wine making detail along with the stories. It is informative without being boring and drawn out.

 
Fun, Adventurous, Interesting
One book- two stories

The story of the present was entertaining- the story of the past was slow and depressing. Overall- I had a very difficult time getting into the book. Just when I would start to enjoy it- the story of the past would interrupt and I couldn\\\\\\\'t read that for any length of time. I had a hard time appreciating the character creation in the way it was framed.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Informative

Cop Town: A Novel by Karin Slaughter
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Graphic, Interesting
Time capsule cop story

The era and environment of the time are the central driving force in this story. Book kept your interest but there were times it was far more graphic but sexually and violence wise than I felt were necessary.

Liar's Bench by Kim Michele Richardson
 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Slow, Interesting
History intertwined to solve mysteries and vindicate two woman generations apart

The story started slowly but in the end, it laid the framework for the drama in the rest of the story. There was a good balance of a young love story with the pull of troubles of the past. It resulted in a search for the truth mystery combine with a drama filled with action and suspense. Everything came to a neat closure. I enjoyed the book. The historical comparison reminded me that we have made strides in the fight for equality but the progress is slow and ongoing through the generations.

Learning to Swim: A Novel by Sara J. Henry
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Adventurous, Graphic
Instantly hooked

The book drew me in. The descriptive nature of the writing had me feeling the emotions of the main character.

True Colors: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Dramatic, Fun

Still Alice by Lisa Genova
 
Insightful, Informative, Interesting

The Murder Game by JULIE APPLE
 

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
 
Dark, Interesting, Dramatic

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