Books & Wine Pairing
Sanderia Faye, Sommelier
Every book has its own mood that also affects the reader’s emotions as he/she invests in the narrator’s journey. Many readers sip on a glass of wine while turning the pages of a good book. Wine has been paired with food since the beginning of time, but we don’t generally consider what wines would be appropriate for the book we’re reading. Sanderia Faye believes that wine should be paired with books similar to the way it is paired with a three-course meal and dessert. She asked renown authors to write about the mood for each section of their book, beginning middle and end. Then she used her expertise as a sommelier and author to pair a wine for each section of the book. She also suggests an “finishing” drink for when you contemplate or discuss the book with others. Take this book journey with Faye. Try the wines she has painstakingly suggested for you. She guarantees it will enhance your reading pleasure.
Mourner’s Bench tells the story of brave, bold women who led the civil rights movement in the Arkansas Delta. Set in 1964, the story unfolds from the perspective of eight-year-old Sarah White, a serious child who feels ready to get baptized, but increasingly finds herself torn between the traditions of her community and her church and her mother’s progressive and feminist views. When the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee comes to town, the reverend considers them “the evil among us,” while Sarah’s mother and her friends seem determined to push the town toward integration. With vibrant characters and setting, Mourner’s Bench explores the conflict between progress and tradition as Sarah navigates her place in her family and community.read more
http://www.jefferyrenardallen.com/index.html Beginning Chapters The book is loosely based on Thomas Greene Wiggins, a nineteenth century musical prodigy who played under the stage name Blind Tom. Tom was perhaps...read more
Not To Mention A Nice Life by Sean Murphy Not to Mention a Nice Life Beginning Chapters The more Byron drinks, the more money he makes. If he can keep up this pace, he might enable his embattled company to stay in the black. Maybe if he doubles down, all...read more
Mourner’s Bench by Sanderia Faye Beginning Chapters Change is inevitable, and the folk in Maeby, Arkansas, know it’s coming, but they don’t move until they have to. They wrestle with it, pray to God that it doesn’t happen, talk about it over Sunday dinners, reason it...read more
Pairing Wine with Books by Sanderia Faye, Sommelier Every book has its own mood that also affects the reader’s emotions as he/she invests in the narrator’s journey. Many readers sip on a glass of wine while turning the pages of a fine book. Wine has been paired with...read more