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JAMES CONAWAY is the author of several books, including Napa: The Story of an American Eden, the nonfiction bestseller about the wine country and those responsible for California's winemaking triumphs, and its sequel,The Far Side of Eden. He is the author of two novels, The Big Easy andWorld's End. His recent books include Vanishing America. Conaway has written for multiple magazines, among themHarper's, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, Saveur,Gourmet, and National Geographic Traveler.
In a gorgeous wine valley in northern California, the economic downturn has put a number of dreams on hold. But not so for wine critic Clyde Craven-Jones, a man whose ego nearly surpasses his substantial girth. During a routine tasting in advance of his eponymous publications new issue, he blindly samples a selection of Cabernets. To his confounded delight, he discovers one bottle worthy of his highest score (a 20, on the Craven-Jones-on- Wine scale), an accolade hes never before awarded.
But the bottle has no origin, no one seems to know how it appeared on his doorstepand that's a problem for a critic whos supposed to know everything. An investigation into the mystery Cabernet commences, led by the Clydes wife, Claire, and a couple of underdogsone a determined throw-back to ancient viticulture, the other a wine-stained, Pygmalion-esque scribblerwho by wit and luck rise on incoming tides of money, notoriety, and, yes, love.
The stage is set for this true theater of the varietalswhere the reader joins the local vinous glitterati and subterranean enthusiasts hanging out in a seedy bar called the Glass Act. Soon Clyde Craven-Jones finds himself in a compromised position in a fermentation tank, a prominent family finds its internal squabble a public scandal, and a lowly vintner seeks redemption for a decades-old wrongdoing. James Conaway's Nose is a witty, delectable, and fast-paced novel that, like a good Cabernet, only grows truly enjoyable once opened.
|Genre||FICTION / Family Life|
|Publisher Date||2013-03-12 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||Thomas Dunne Books|
|Unit weight||0.9 lb|
|Country of Origin||United States|
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