THE GARDEN OF THE WORLD.
Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.
Reno and Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, (2012.). SIGNED first edition - A novel loosely based on the history of Paul Masson - "California's Santa Clara Valley was once home to a vigorous wine industry. The Garden of the World is the tale of a pioneer winemaking family headed by Paul Tourneau, a fiercely ambitious vintner determined to make the finest wines in California. His plans are disrupted by a phylloxera epidemic at the beginning of the twentieth century, the trials of national Prohibition, and the bitter alienation of his older son. Played out against the vividly depicted seasonal rhythms of vineyard life, this is a moving saga of betrayal, loss, and the harsh consequences of unbreakable ambition." SIGNED on the title page with the word "cheers" and dated in the year of publication. 201 pp. ISBN: 9780874178708.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.