A Good Year (2006) - Russell Crowe plays Wall Street mogul Max Skinner who discovers a different side of himself when he returns to French wine country to mourn the death of an uncle. He is romanced by the routine of the vineyards and also by the alluring Fanny Chenal (Marion Cotillard) and must decide which type of life best suits him, or face a balancing act between both. #winemovie #wine
Book Recommended by someone with great taste: The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel. This is a fictional story about a 30-something divorced mother who is about to lose everything. It is a moving and captivating story of love, tough choices and generational consequences for touch family decisions. Touches on issues with Alzheimer's, religious conflict and the Holocaust. Five Thumbs up!
Nightbreed 1990. "A community of mutant outcasts of varying types and abilities attempts to escape the attention of a psychotic serial killer and redneck vigilantes with the help of a brooding young man who discovers them."
The Woman Warrior, Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong KingstonMaxine Hong Kingston writes candidly and beautifully about growing up as a first generation Chinese American and how her mother augmented her childhood with stories of female warriors who existed in her homeland. Here is an exploration of identity — one that suggests that women of color need to "lean in" to who they are, long before Cheryl Sandberg hit the scene.
In 1912, twenty-year-old Tilly Harper leaves the peace and beauty of her native Lake District for London, to become assistant housemother at Mr. Shaw’s Home for Watercress and Flower Girls. Soon after she arrives, Tilly discovers a diary written by an orphan named Florrie—a young Irish flower girl who died of a broken heart after she and her sister, Rosie, were separated. Full of twists and surprises.