A writer who has made a name for herself in book publishing as a top New York house editor, Miriam Parker visits with her Sonoma-set debut novel, The Shortest Way Home (Dutton).
“It’s nearly impossible to describe this wonderful debut without summoning the language of wine country because Miriam Parker has infused every page with an appreciation for the alchemy of character and place that can transform a cluster of grapes into a beautiful glass of wine. She turns the same keen eye on matters of the heart—exploring how and where and with whom we find happiness, declare a home—with spectacular results.” —Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.
“The Shortest Way Home is about love, life, and the sometimes unpredictable ways we find our place in the world. But it’s also about wine, and maybe best described as one might a great wine: the perfect balance of spice and sweetness, satisfyingly complex yet utterly refreshing.” —Rumaan Alam.