I decided to go with Ruby, by Cynthia Bond. I think Oprah's book club actually read it, but obvi Oprah's club has nothing on ours (and ours probably has much more wine). It's about a girl named Ruby Bell from a small Texas town where she is horribly treated, who ends up moving to NYC in search of her mother who abandoned her. This is Cynthia Bond's first novel,
As for wine, we'll be drinking our first wine repeat, Rose, simply because it's spring and it's all I want to drink right now. When buying Rose, you can't go wrong with anything from Provence (actually,anything from Provence ever is probably a good choice). I prefer Roses that are lighter in color. They tend to be crisper and less sugary than those dark Roses. It also holds a special place in my heart because it's pretty much all I drank for two straight weeks on my honeymoon in Southern France.