What’s that? It’s already time for another installment of Sneak Peek Sunday? Does anyone else feel like March has gone by uncannily fast? Just me, I guess. Enough with the small talk: Here are three books debuting on Tuesday, March 28 that you won’t want to miss.
As a respected family court judge, Diane Tate spent her life making tough calls, but nothing could’ve prepared her for her husband Gregory’s diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As his memory wavers and fades, Diane and her children reexamine their connections with the man they once knew and navigate loving the man he has become. Daughter Lauren honors her gifted father by following in his footsteps as an architect, while son Sean races the clock to repair his broken relationship with Gregory. Diane remains resolute in her goal to keep her family together—until her husband finds love with another resident of his assisted living facility. Faced with an even more uncertain future, Diane must forge her own path—and discover The Wide Circumference of Love.
Author Marita Golden will be at C. Burr Artz Library on Sunday, 4/23 at from 2 to 3 pm to discuss her work and sign copies of The Wide Circumference of Love.
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti is, at its heart, the story of a father and daughter–“one part Quentin Tarantino, one part Scheherazade, and twelve parts wild innovation,” according to Ann Patchett. Our titular character, Samuel, decides he and his daughter, Loo, will rove no more, so they trade a lifetime on the lam for the town of Olympus, Massachusetts. There, Samuel hopes his daughter will adjust to high school while he works an honest job. Loo’s transition is less than smoothed, plagued by attempts to fit in and the family mysteries that thrum in Olympus, centering on her father and his late wife, Loo’s mother. And Samuel’s criminal past is coming back to haunt him, and the reckoning may be more intense than he or Loo ever imagined.
Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste documents the making of a young sommelier—the author herself. Bianca Bosker was a tech reporter when she discovered the superhuman subculture of experts who could determine the origin, year, and ingredients of different wines by a single swig. Intrigued, Bosker decided to devote a year and a half to an intensive study of the world of wine, traveling from New York City to California, infiltrating fancy restaurants and exclusive tasting groups, and eventually becoming certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers. A blend of science writing, food writing, and memoir, Cork Dork is entertaining, hilarious, and insightful: Madeline Puckette called it “The Kitchen Confidential of wine,” and Jay McInerney declared it “A brilliant feat of screwball participatory journalism.”