The Lost Vintage


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$16.99  $15.63
William Morrow & Company
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5.2 X 7.8 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Ann Mah is a food and travel writer based in Paris and Washington DC. She is the author of the food memoir Mastering the Art of French Eating, and a novel, Kitchen Chinese. She regularly contributes to the New York Times' Travel section and she has written for Condรฉ Nast Traveler,,, Washingtonian magazine, and other media outlets.


"A sensual and heartbreaking story of family secrets, lost love, and retribution that unfolds in the magical vineyards of Burgundy. Utterly gripping. I couldn't put it down."--Danielle Trussoni, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Angelology
"In elegant prose, Ann Mah spreads before her readers a sumptuous feast--a gripping mystery, a heartfelt love story, and a fascinating historical account. Awash in beautifully rendered detail, The Lost Vintage effortlessly glides between the vineyards of modern day Burgundy and the terrors of Nazi-occupied France. Graceful and compelling." --Cathy Marie Buchanan, New York Times bestselling author of The Painted Girls
"Ann Mah's The Lost Vintage is as rich and complex as a fine French Burgundy -- the perfect read for mystery lovers, history buffs, wine drinkers, Francophiles, and anyone interested in visiting the French wine country from a comfortable chair at home. Charmant!"--Meg Waite Clayton, bestselling author of The Wednesday Sisters and The Race for Paris
"Ann's Mah's The Lost Vintage is a delightful novel--part love story, part mystery--that unfolds layer after layer of nuance and depth until its symphonic finish and reads like nothing so much as one of the vintage Burgundy wines that are so much part of the story."--Tilar J. Mazzeo, New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot
"Settle down with a glass of your favorite wine and allow yourself to be swept away in this beautiful tale of love, loss, courage and self-discovery."--Shilpi Somaya Gowda, bestselling author of The Golden Son
"A gorgeous novel of French food, wine, and a mystery from the past rapidly unravelling. I couldn't stop reading and wanted to savor every word."--Allie Larkin, bestselling author of Stay
"The world needs novels like The Lost Vintage: page-turning tales that remind us both of the power of the human spirit and the mystery of the human heart. It's a remarkable novel."--Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author The Flight Attendant and The Sandcastle Girls
"If you enjoyed my Sarah's Key and Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale, then this wonderful book by Ann Mah is for you. I read it in one greedy gobble, couldn't put it down, and can't recommend it enough."--Tatiana de Rosnay, bestselling author of Sarah's Key
"Mah's detailed descriptions of life on a family vineyard...are so robust that a novice wine drinker may progress to aficionado status by the end...Will delight Francophiles and readers who enjoy historical fiction with a twist by such authors as Lauren Willig or Christina Baker Kline."--Library Journal (starred review)
"Poised to become this season's essential female-centered adventure."--The Hollywood Reporter
"Charismatic...resonates on many levels, and [Mah's] engaging story will appeal to readers who enjoy the family sagas of Kate Morton and Kristin Hannah."--Booklist
"A made-for-vacation read."--Goop
"It's apropos that this novel is set in Burgundy, because it shares the layers, depth, nuance and structure of the wines from that region."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Suspenseful, rich in detail about French food, culture, history and of course wine, the real power of The Lost Vintage lies in its thoughtful and humane rendering of difficult but important truths."--Therese Anne Fowler, New York Times bestselling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
"Fans of World War II historical fiction have a new title to add to their book club reading list this summer....You'll easily start and finish the entire book in the span of a long weekend."--Bon Appรฉtit