This book caught me off guard with how much I loved it! Reminded me of Fried Green Tomatoes as far as family relationships and setting. Really charming and filled with a variety of strong, smart, female characters.
A story of betrayal born of sibling rivalry and what happens after. I am an erstwhile beer snob and sometimes want to brew beer, but I no longer drink alcohol or consume gluten. Is a beer without alcohol or gluten even beer? (Sounds like a koan.) I was somewhat disappointed that the author is a man and all of the voices in the novel are women---male authors have been speaking for women for centuries--- but Stradal does a decent job of it.
I went to an author event for the tagged book. It was a lot of fun and just as interesting and nice as he was when I saw him on tour for the last book. If you have a chance to see him please do! I got my book signed and he signed his previous book for my sister.
I really liked this book. It took a bit longer to get into than his first one (kitchens of the Great Midwest) but it had that same warm expansive tone that I enjoyed.
The ending was a bit unexpected and I love how it‘s written non-chronologically with different characters perspective.
A fun, sweet book about family and forgiveness. Two sisters each inherit the family farm after the death of their father with one getting the bulk of the estate. While one is ambitious and business savvy, the other chooses a low key lifestyle leading to a rift that remains for decades. As the more successful sibling gets into the brewery business, the other struggles with a baking hobby. It will take a close relative to mend fences.
Finished this book the other night and loved it. How could you. It love a book with this title? I want to be as active Edith when I‘m in my 80‘s. Family and friendship form the foundation of this novel and what happens when the relationship is tested. While I‘m not a big fan of beer, I appreciated how the women were the brewers in this book and had such passion for it. I hope the book tour includes beer tastings!
Honestly, why would you do laundry or clean the living room when you could read a good book with some coffee instead? 📖☕