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Guest Author Lawrence Coates: "The Garden of the World"

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The Prohibition Years: How California Vineyards Survived and Sometimes Thrived when Wine Was Outlawed

Travel back in time with novelist, Lawrence Coates, as he discusses the history of California wines and vineyards from the years 1919 – 1933, when the 18th amendment outlawed the sale and consumption of alcohol in the United States. Based on research conducted for his novel, The Garden of the World, Coates will reveal the many inventive – and barely legal – methods California vintners employed to get through the dry years.


About the Author
Lawrence Coates is the author of five books, most recently The Goodbye House. His work has been recognized with the Western States Book Award in Fiction, the Donald Barthelme Prize in Short Prose, the Miami University Press Novella Prize, an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction. He currently teaches in the MFA program at Bowling Green State University.

About The Garden of the World
Set in a California vineyard during the 1920s, The Garden of the World is the tale of a pioneer winemaking family headed by Paul Tourneau, a fiercely ambitious vintner determined to make the finest wines in California.

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