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There are a number of words that immediately came to mind when I read the book Corked. Words like raw, honest, intimate, real. Corked is the story of a daughter's journey to learn about her father- to truly know him and his stories. Her plan for obtaining this knowledge? A two-week road trip through the wine regions of Alsace, Burgundy, Cotes du Rhone and the Languedoc.
Honestly, reading this book made me feel uncomfortable at times. I felt like I'd been picked up and dropped into a very personal conversation. The author is open and honest about a recent tragic accident that she was involved in and a breakup of a relationship that she is still reeling from. Other topics touched on in the book- the intense dynamics of a father/daughter relationship, the Holocaust, and a false imprisonment.
That all being said, I really am glad I read this book. The writing is spectacular with so many wonderful descriptions that you feel like you're in the car with this pair or sitting and sampling fabulous French wine at their side. I tend to speed-read most books, but with this book I had to slow down and really take in every word.
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Disclaimer: Thanks to my involvement at the Product Review Place, I was able to receive a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.