We're kicking off 2018 with a pick from a member of our group, Cathy Spinley. She selected My Name is Lucy Barton, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout. Under the unfortunate circumstances of a medical operation, Lucy Barton is reunited with her mother, whom she hasn't seen in years. The meeting unearths the tension in Lucy's life, from her troubled family to her ambitions and marriage.
The book is rich with emotion and character depth, so I selected a region with a breadth of great wines-- Sicily. Some of those selections include Nero D'Avola, Primitivo, Nerello, Marsala, and Perricone, but right now I'm loving this bottle of Anatema, a playful and spicy wine grown 700 miles above sea level.