The Lost Vintage: A Novel

by Ann Mah

On Sale: 02/09/2019


About the Book

Drops of Gold-les gouttes d'or: That's the name of the wine Kate's family has been making for generations. But Kate's life in San Francisco is half a world away from the French vineyard her mother turned her back on a generation ago. When Kate returns to the vineyard to help her cousin Nico and his wife, Heather, with the annual grape harvest, her unspoken goals are to avoid as best as possible both the bittersweet memories of her childhood and Jean-Luc, a neighboring winemaker and her first love.

What Kate doesn't expect is to discover in the basement of the vineyard house a secret room with a cot, World War II Resistance pamphlets, a hidden stash of invaluable wine, and the belongings of an aunt she never knew existed-an aunt who would have been a teenager at the time of the Nazi occupation. But who was this mysterious young woman The more Kate digs into the past, the more she wonders: Who was her family helping during the difficult years of the war

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062823328
  • ISBN 10: 0062823329
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 02/09/2019
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price: 27.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Historical


Ann Mah was born in Orange County, California, and lived in Beijing for four years, where she was the dining editor for a monthly English-language magazine. She writes regularly for the South China Morning Post, Condé Nast Traveler, the International Herald Tribune, and on her blog, Ann was awarded a James Beard Culinary Scholarship in 2005 and now lives in Paris.

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