Thursday, May 17th @ 6:30 Joanell Serra discusses and signs "The Vines We Planted"
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur welcomes author Joanell Serra to the store to discuss and sign The Vines We Planted on Thursday, May 17th at 6:30 pm.
In the heart of the California wine country, secrets seem to grow on the vines that Uriel Macon’s family have tended for generations.
Uriel, the winery’s young widower, steers clear of complicated relationships. He prefers the lonely comfort of his vineyard and his horses until he is reminded of his love affair with Amanda Scanlon; a relationship that ended when she abruptly left the country years ago under a cloud of mystery. When Amanda returns to Sonoma because of a family crisis, she tries to mend the broken relationships she left behind. In addition, she seeks the truth about her parents’ complicated history and her own parentage.
But Amanda’s unveiling of the past has devastating consequences. In the midst of California’s beautiful Sonoma Valley, the Scanlon family struggles to overcome harsh realities with dignity and grace. Both Amanda and Uriel stretch to take care of their families, which are facing immigration issues, marital crises, and loss. While navigating these challenges, the couple must decide if they trust themselves to love again or to finally let each other go.
Joanell Serra was born and raised in a colorful family in New Jersey and came west as soon as she finished college. She is a parent and licensed therapist as well as a writer. Joanell has participated in the Santa Barbara Writer’s conference and her stories have been published on a variety of websites and in literary magazines.
Copies of The Vines We Planted will be available for sale at the event.