Prose and poetry from members of the Napa Valley Writers branch of the California Writers Club. You might pick up this book expecting to read about wine and food in a bucolic setting. Instead, prepare to read about love and lovelessness, death and deception, frustration and fraud, new arrivals and native peoples, senior shortcomings and simple pleasures. In short, to read about life. Travel to Costa Rica, Italy, Ireland, Vietnam, and Mexico, to Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Arizona, West Texas, South Carolina, and Northern California. Discover authors established and fresh on the scene, writers from near and far, all with compelling stories to tell, all inspired to create by the beautiful place they call home.