“What has been is what will be…and there’s nothing new under the sun.” Such is the cadence of Vera’s life. A twenty-something professional with vintage tastes and a penchant for the finer things, she was born in the wrong generation – or so she imagines.
Grasping at fleeting moments of loveliness and significance in literature, music, and travel, Vera’s interim existence has felt lately like a ride on a riotous merry-go-round. Her gaming-addicted boyfriend, a melodramatic coworker, and the pressures of the professional world weigh on her with conflicting demands. Yet it’s the singular need to gaze down through the murky depths of conventional wisdom to see what lies at the bottom that brings Vera’s restlessness to fever pitch.
Disaffected by the past, leery of the future, Vera needs to find answers that she can stand on before anxiety threatens to strangle her successful career and what peace of mind she has left. In the midst of this personal turmoil, an enigmatic new neighbor arrives on the scene.
In A Taste of New Wine, the fields and farmlands of Lancaster, Pennsylvania provide a quiet contrast to the hustling world that looms just beyond. The inherent loneliness of the human condition, along with the relentless conformity that culture mandates, provide a universal question that each individual on the planet strives either to answer or to ignore.
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