Author Jean-Paul Malaval
August 12-21, 2014
The Wharf of Chartrons
A family linked by wine and old rivalries sets out for new territory, during the turmoil of World War I.
David and Gaspard are cousins, bonded by family and their allegiance to their winemaking heritage. Parting with tradition and moving their vineyards near Bordeaux threatens to upset the family peace, but that’s only the beginning of their trouble. Short on funds, they are forced to team with a wealthy but morally corrupt engineer—though perhaps at a cost too high for the cousins…
Despite the odds, David and Gaspard succeed in making a successful wine, Clos-Marzacq. Along the way, they each fall in love, though not always in the best of circumstances. And now, to cement their successes, the cousins need to secure a stronghold on the Wharf of Chartrons, seen as the gateway to selling into England and America.
The Wharf of Chartrons exalts the passion of men who have a love of their land, and who are concerned about drawing the very best wine from it. [provided by the publisher]
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jean-Paul Malaval was a journalist before turning to a career as a writer of local photography books and later fiction.
In 1982, he began what would become a long-term relationship with the publishing house Éditions Milan, in Toulouse.
To date, Jean-Paul Malaval has written ten works of historical fiction,
mainly based in the region where he grew up, the Corrèze, which is near the Dordogne.
Five of his ten novels have been published by Presses de la Cité.
He is loyal to his home region and has been mayor of the town of Vars-sur-Roseix in Corrèze since 1995.
Visit the wikipedia page on him [in French]
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where Jean-Paul Malaval speaks
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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE
Tuesday, August 12
Review + Giveaway at The Book Binder’s Daughter
Wednesday, August 13
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Thursday, August 14
Review at The Avid Reader
Friday, August 15
Review at Lisa’s Yarns
Saturday, August 16
Review + Giveaway at Words And Peace
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