Lawrence Coates

The Garden of the World

a new novel by the author of The Master of Monterey

Set in a California vineyard during the Twenties, The Garden of the World is the tale of a pioneer winemaking family headed by Paul Tourneau, a fiercely ambitious vintner determined to make the finest wines in California.

“Coates does an admirable job in exploring the bonds between misguided father and prodigal son, all against a backdrop of a fallen American Eden.”

                                        Publisher’s Weekly, 3/19/12

Winner of the 2013 Nancy Dasher Award

given by the College English Association of Ohio