The Tequila Dictionary
Eric Zandona’s The Tequila Dictionary is a must for anyone looking to take a serious, Margaritaville- and Designer Desperado-free look at Mexico’s national treasure. Like the title says, it’s organized alphabetically, but notes and cross-references are accessible by link (I have it on iBooks), so you can take detailed side-trips without losing your train of thought. There are biographies of distillers, easily understood technical descriptions, even some mini-reviews of selected labels. The latter was little unusual, since it was not all-inclusive, and I don’t know why some made the cut and others didn’t. Still, that would have entailed a Tequila Encyclopedia.
– Bruce Collier
EDITOR’S CHOICE – THREE TO READ RIGHT NOW
Candice Fox, Redemption Point. An ex-cop wrongfully accused of molesting a young girl tries to rebuild his life, which isn’t easy when the girl’s father still thinks you’re guilty and knows where you live. And the only people on your side are the local gangsters. And your closest friend is an honest-to-gosh murderer sidelining as a detective—she’s one of the most eccentric (and endearing) characters of the year.
Dave Barry, Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog. The life lessons Mr. Barry shares allow plenty of room for the 70-year-old author’s laugh-out-loud observations about things that all generations can relate to. But I wasn’t prepared for the devastating epilogue, and you won’t be either. The audiobook is narrated by Mr. Barry—recommended, and cheaper than the hardcover.
Harlan Coben, Run Away. Mr. Coben demonstrates once again why he’s the grand master of the modern thriller. At least until the new Linwood Barclay comes out.
– Chris Manson
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