A wonderful, fast-paced, and entertaining lens on the fiercely competitive world of wine and the many noses at play. From a writer well known for his knowledge of this world, this is a real page-turner. (Susan Richards Shreve, author of You Are the Love of My Life)
"More than the five senses are stirred by wine. Lust, avarice, ego, wit, intrigue, memory, and dreams all await uncorking on each page of this sleek, passion-filled, powerfully informed novel."- (Thomas Caplan, author of The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen)
"Nose is the novel for all seasons--a terrific mystery, a love story, an under-all-the-soil good-and-evil saga.... Conaway's prose is as gorgeous as some of the Northern California scenes he describes." - (Jim Lehrer, PBS NewsHour and author of Super)
A spirited romp through the rarefied world of oenophilia by a smart, funny writer who knows the milieu well. Conaway expertly decants one of the world's most obsessive subcultures, giving us a bold, fruit-forward novel with distinct notes of hilarity. (Hampton Sides, author of Americana and Hellhound on His Trail)
"James Conaway's Nose is a delicious, swashbuckling winery romance--best in its class since Miranda's Vines." - (Madison Smartt Bell, National Book Award finalist for All Souls' Rising)
"The cheerful complexity of Conaway's novel rivals the richest, most nose-worthy, palate-pleasing Cabernet." - (Kirkus Reviews)
About the Author
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 and World's End. His recent books include Vanishing America. Conaway has written for multiple magazines, among them Harper's, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, Saveur, Gourmet, and National Geographic Traveler.