The Winemaker's Daughter

The Winemaker's Daughter

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Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times national correspondent Timothy Egan turns to fiction with The Winemaker's Daughter, a lyrical and gripping novel about the harsh realities and ecological challenges of turning water into wine. When Brunella Cartolano visits her father on the family vineyard in the basin of the Cascade Mountains, she's shocked by the devastation caused by a four-year drought. Passionate about the Pacific Northwest ecology, Brunella, a cultural impact analyst, is embroiled in a battle to save the Seattle waterfront from redevelopment and to preserve a fisherman's livelihood. But when a tragedy among fire-jumpers results from a failure of the water supplya€“her brother Niccolo is among those lost--Brunella finds herself with another mission: to find out who is sabotaging the area's water supply. Joining forces with a Native American Forest Ranger, she discovers deep rifts rooted in the region's complicated history, and tries to save her father's vineyard from drying up for good . . . even as violence and corruption erupt around her. From the Trade Paperback edition.... by a decade of shoe closet designs, faux villages, and Euro-treks have led me to this: Ia#39;m the NSI ace of the \Vest Coast. ... You know how some people have these personal trainers to show a#39;em how to do sit-ups and keep their shoes tied? I woulda been her designated book readera€”slasha€”river rat. ... a€œNot a bad job, being that it came with gymnastic sex and an open account at Barnes and Noble.

Title:The Winemaker's Daughter
Author: Timothy Egan
Publisher:Vintage - 2007-12-18

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