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Fade into Red Paperback – 19 Jun 2014
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Reshma K. Barshikar is an erstwhile investment banker and currently a freelance travel and lifestyle writer who contributes to India Today Travel Plus, Harper's Bazaar, and Grazia among others. She is co-curator of a leading e-commerce website, giftloop. in and the co-founder of the literary blog, The Caterpillar Cafe.
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Italy is the top thing on my bucket list. I want to visit that country so bad! So I pick up any chance to know more about it – whether through a book or through a movie and that was the main reason I decided to pick this one up. After, Rome, Venice and Milan, Tuscany is also a place I would dearly love to visit for its beautiful landscape and awesome vineyards. Set in the backdrop of Tuscany, the author gives us a tour of the city through her work.
Arya is a typical modern day girl. Smart, intelligent, ambitious and secret desires, she is living the life of her to its fullest irrespective of all the compromises she had to make. She is like majority of the people, both men and women included, when it comes to her career. She is obviously stuck in one underpaid job while her heart wants something else on the whole. Ishaan adds colour and flavor to her life. Both hating each other from the beginning, their bantering is entertaining. I also loved Arya’s friend and family who provide a certain amount of stability to her life.
While the plot is obviously predictable, the author captures the readers’ attention with her narration style, simple language and a deep look at Tuscany and its numerous vineyards.
The part in South India where Ayra’s family makes elaborate preparations and rituals for meeting her future in laws over dinner was interesting. The sights, smells of a south Indian kitchen, the view of the herb garden, traditional house and sarees of the women were described well. I also enjoyed reading the searching of perfect vineyard in and around Tuscany, and the harvest episode. The process that the grapes go through before we get wine was so interesting- the pros and cons of every method used. Though a bit difficult to understand I appreciated the wine dynamics, site seeing details, the reports, politics and procedures involved in the wine business. I learnt quite a few Italian words too. Though I’m not very satisfied with the ending, this book has left me longing to visit vineyards in person; take part in the harvesting, traditional wine making and tasting process feeling the best velvety texture of the wine; dine in ‘The Bald Rabbit’; and witness the alchemy or magic that the traditional makers believe wine making is.
This is fictional romantic novel but VERY much based on real locations giving a crash course on winemaking...I would recommend it to anyone planning to travel to Tuscany and to anyone wanting to unwind by reading a really relaxed and fun book.
I think Reshma has done a brilliant job on her first novel and we are all waiting for the next... :)
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