Told with an intoxicating blend of wit, emotion, and heart, Eight Hundred Grapes will transport you. Scenic descriptions of Sebastopol open up for the reader – you can practically smell the soil and feel the sun on your face. But as beautiful as the setting is, it’s the interplay of characters that will draw you in most. Family dynamics play at the forefront of this book, at times endlessly frustrating and thoroughly relatable.
Characters are interesting and flawed in the best way. This is the perfect book for summer (or really any season), with a glass of wine by your side (naturally) and several uninterrupted hours of reading ahead of you.