|Dear Friends in our Craft Spirits Industry:Historical fiction is one of my preferred reading genres. Exploring a time period—where societal norms, traditions, motivations, attitudes, dress and political discourse evolve—gives us a glimmer of the past. For just a moment, we can put ourselves in a character’s shoes and begin to learn, understand and perhaps even sympathize with the plight of the protagonist. Whether it’s visiting the Middle East in “The Red Tent,” Ethiopia in “Cutting for Stone,” China in “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” Chicago in “Native Son,” France in “All the Light We Cannot See,” or Germany in “Lilac Girls,” we become an eyewitness to a bygone era or societal order. Read More.|
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