Blackberry Wine

By Joanne Harris

Rating: 4 stars

Like Chocolat, this book hovers on the edge of fantasy for most of the way through, although I think this book actually hops over the border for cheap fuel and cigarettes. I really enjoyed this story of a writer (Jay Mackintosh) who wrote one really good book and spent the next 15 years of his life with writer’s block. Wine permeates the book, although not to the degree that chocolate did Chocolat. I also liked the conceit of the story being told by an old bottle of wine that Mackintosh had in his wine cellar. I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve read of Harris’ work and this continues that trend.

Book details

ISBN: 9780380815920
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Year of publication: 1999

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