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Julia Flynn Siler is the author of The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty, published by Penguin’s Gotham Books in June, 2007.

A graduate of Brown University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Ms. Flynn Siler began her career as a staff correspondent for BusinessWeek, working in the magazine’s Los Angeles and Chicago bureaus. She wrote about Midwestern businesses for The New York Times and earned an MBA at night from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

In 1993, she won a fellowship to teach business journalism in Prague. Based out of the Center for Independent Journalism, a not-for-profit organization supported, in part, by The New York Times Foundation, Ms. Flynn Siler then
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This past Saturday, I jumped in my car and headed to Berkeley to attend the annual meeting and luncheon of the Friends of the Bancroft Library. I love this University of California campus, especially U.C. Berkeley’s Bancroft Library, which houses some of the most precious and rare manuscripts of the American West. That day, I met other people — historians, authors, and avid readers – who are al...

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Tangled Vines by Frances Dinkelspiel
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I gulped down this page-turning chronicle of big egos, bold Cabernets, and brazen wine wars. Frances Dinkelspiel vividly captures the wild early years of California's wine industry as well as the modern crime revealing the dark obsession some people ...more
Lost Kingdom by Julia Flynn Siler
"I received this book in a GoodReads giveaway, but I would have read it anyway. Julia Flynn Siler does a good job on a complex subject, tying all the threads together to show how the United States eventually annexed Hawaii. I was familiar with the..." Read more of this review »
Lost Kingdom by Julia Flynn Siler
"I found this book to be a fascinating look at Hawaiian history and the reign of Lili'uokalani and her family. Siler does such a good job with the characters and the story just seems to flow. If you are interested in Hawaii then this is the book fo..." Read more of this review »
Lost Kingdom by Julia Flynn Siler
"I received this book through the First Reads program.

Years ago, I read and loved the fiction book of "Hawaii" by James Michener. His stories of Hawaii from the creation to modern times started my interest in Hawaii and their history. The nonfictio..." Read more of this review »
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The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
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Madapple by Christina Meldrum
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What a wonderful book! I began it on a Friday afternoon and couldn't put it down until I finished on Saturday!
Not only is it beautifully written, with lyrical descriptions of the scenery of rural Maine, but the characters are finely drawn and very
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The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
The Wednesday Sisters
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For anyone who’s ever dreamed of becoming a writer, The Wednesday Sisters is a book you must read. I loved it! It beautifully captured both the possibilities and pitfalls of writing groups – often in laugh-out-loud moments that I wanted to immediatel ...more
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“As Americans gained a new belief in their manifest destiny around the globe, Hawaiians lost their country, the first sovereign nation to become a casualty of America’s imperial outreach.”
Julia Flynn Siler, Lost Kingdom: The Last Queen, the Sugar Kings and America's First Imperial Adventure

“Lili‘u then went on to offer advice to her young niece, whom she realized was old enough to understand the burden as well as the privilege of being an ali‘i. You must learn to control your feelings, that was what saved my life. I would have worked myself up to that pitch of excitement as to have been injurious to my health and to be calm and cool at all times is the easiest way—be self possessed and it will be sure to react on the opposite party—but the true secret is to know your own worth. If you were to mould your character in everything that is upright it would be your signpost through life & carry you through many dangers that often assail us through life. It will comfort people to respect you and that is a great deal. They may not like you, still they have to respect you. But Lili‘u was wrong in one thing: although she wrote to her niece”
Julia Flynn Siler, Lost Kingdom: The Last Queen, the Sugar Kings and America's First Imperial Adventure

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