“Eight Hundred Grapes”
Your new escapist summer read
In Laura Dave’s new book, Eight Hundred Grapes, lawyer Georgia Ford is a week away from her wedding when she discovers that her dashing and doting fiancé has been hiding a secret so shocking, it’s an “I do” game changer.
So she does what any California girl would do: She flees to the family vineyard in Sonoma. But when she gets there, she learns that things aren’t the way she left them--her parents’ marriage is crumbling, her brothers aren’t speaking and, as it turns out, her fiancé isn’t the only one with secrets to hide.
Good thing Georgia has plenty of delicious wine to distract herself with--not to mention a juicy real-estate deal to negotiate--while she decides whether or not she’ll go through with the wedding.
As she’s shown in her other books, Dave is one gifted lady when it comes to dissecting family drama and modern love. This novel--named for the number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine--is no exception. Dave delivers a deliciously detailed escape to wine country that’s filled with sharp observations about family, obligation and the adult lives we’ve set out to build.