I've been hearing about this book everywhere: The Idiot by Elif Batuman. It takes place in the '90s, following the daughter of Turkish immigrants through her time at Harvard, discovering and inventing herself into adulthood.
And the wine of the month is... Semillon, a full-bodied white, much like a chardonnay, but with flavor notes like a Sauvignon Blanc-- lemon, green apple, and pear. It's most often found in France and Australia. Hello, SPRING!