While I’ve not read it yet (just ordered it!), Timothy Egan is one of my favorite New York Times reporters. His articles dive deep into whatever subject he’s pursuing — and are delightful to read. The only earlier link I can find quickly is to an article he wrote last summer for the Times’ Travel section about the Chuckanut Drive south of Bellingham, Washington.
Egan’s out with his first novel — The Winemaker’s Daughter — one that combines winemaking in the Pacific northwest with Italy. Sounds great!