The Shortest Way Home

The Shortest Way Home

In her debut novel crackling with humor, heart, and an unforgettable cast of characters, Miriam Parker follows one woman's journey from Iowa to New York City to California wine country, to figure out what being true to oneself really means. After years of dreaming of and working toward a life more stable than the one she grew up in, Hannah is finally about to have everythin In her debut novel crackling with humor, heart, and an unforgettable cast of characters, Miriam Parker follows one wo...

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Title:The Shortest Way Home
Author:Miriam Parker
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1524741868
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Shortest Way Home Reviews

  • karen
    Feb 24, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

  • Diane
    Sep 07, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

    I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, th...

    I was not fond of the writing in this book. Very repetitive and often boring. I stuck with it since I asked my library to purchase it. I had hope for a better experience since the book centered around wine making in Sonoma. ...

    For a book marked as a romance between Hannah and William, to me, it felt like that covered a small portion of the book. The main parts were the working at the winery, finding new friends, figuring out herself, and dealing with complicated relationships. I felt as if we learned more ...

    Alternative title: Under the Sonoman Sun. (On an unrelated side note, I just now realized the Williams Sonoma brand is from Northern California. Never made the connection before. Doh!) Although I know next to nothing about wine I was quickly drawn into this tale of the esteemed bevera...

    The Shortest Way Home By Miriam Parker What it's all about... Hannah and Ethan are on their way to beginning what they both believe will be their life after grad school. Ethan wants his own start up while Hannah has taken a prestigious job in NYC. They are in Wine Country...r...

    If you dream of restarting, in a beautiful locale, while finding yourself, this is the book for you. Hannah is graduating graduate business school and ready to start her life with Ethan in New York when she visits a small winery in Sonoma County. Everett and Linda are trying to grow th...

    The thing about self-discovery is that it encourages (even celebrates) selfish behavior. There's not much substance here, but still enjoyable enough for a quick read on a Saturday afternoon. I won this through a Goodreads giveaway. ...

    Every knows I love a good book about life in wine country. Throw in some fantastic literature and classic movie references and a coming of age story, I?m sold. ...

    Oh, how I loved THE SHORTEST WAY HOME by Miriam Parker! It?s the story of Hannah, a young woman on the verge of finishing her MBA at Berkeley who, along with her boyfriend Ethan, has her life all planned out. They?ll move to New York, start their careers, and have children that Han...

    It?s hard to believe we?ve come to the unofficial end of summer. Why do summers go by so fast, and winters drag on? If you want to hang on to a little bit more of summer, this month?s Book Report has a few books that will help you do that. Miriam Parker?s delightful debut no...

  • Sarah
    Feb 19, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

    I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, th...

    I was not fond of the writing in this book. Very repetitive and often boring. I stuck with it since I asked my library to purchase it. I had hope for a better experience since the book centered around wine making in Sonoma. ...

    For a book marked as a romance between Hannah and William, to me, it felt like that covered a small portion of the book. The main parts were the working at the winery, finding new friends, figuring out herself, and dealing with complicated relationships. I felt as if we learned more ...

    Alternative title: Under the Sonoman Sun. (On an unrelated side note, I just now realized the Williams Sonoma brand is from Northern California. Never made the connection before. Doh!) Although I know next to nothing about wine I was quickly drawn into this tale of the esteemed bevera...

  • Kelly Hager
    Apr 11, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

    I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, th...

    I was not fond of the writing in this book. Very repetitive and often boring. I stuck with it since I asked my library to purchase it. I had hope for a better experience since the book centered around wine making in Sonoma. ...

    For a book marked as a romance between Hannah and William, to me, it felt like that covered a small portion of the book. The main parts were the working at the winery, finding new friends, figuring out herself, and dealing with complicated relationships. I felt as if we learned more ...

    Alternative title: Under the Sonoman Sun. (On an unrelated side note, I just now realized the Williams Sonoma brand is from Northern California. Never made the connection before. Doh!) Although I know next to nothing about wine I was quickly drawn into this tale of the esteemed bevera...

    The Shortest Way Home By Miriam Parker What it's all about... Hannah and Ethan are on their way to beginning what they both believe will be their life after grad school. Ethan wants his own start up while Hannah has taken a prestigious job in NYC. They are in Wine Country...r...

    If you dream of restarting, in a beautiful locale, while finding yourself, this is the book for you. Hannah is graduating graduate business school and ready to start her life with Ethan in New York when she visits a small winery in Sonoma County. Everett and Linda are trying to grow th...

    The thing about self-discovery is that it encourages (even celebrates) selfish behavior. There's not much substance here, but still enjoyable enough for a quick read on a Saturday afternoon. I won this through a Goodreads giveaway. ...

    Every knows I love a good book about life in wine country. Throw in some fantastic literature and classic movie references and a coming of age story, I?m sold. ...

    Oh, how I loved THE SHORTEST WAY HOME by Miriam Parker! It?s the story of Hannah, a young woman on the verge of finishing her MBA at Berkeley who, along with her boyfriend Ethan, has her life all planned out. They?ll move to New York, start their careers, and have children that Han...

    It?s hard to believe we?ve come to the unofficial end of summer. Why do summers go by so fast, and winters drag on? If you want to hang on to a little bit more of summer, this month?s Book Report has a few books that will help you do that. Miriam Parker?s delightful debut no...

    Miriam Parker is clearly someone who has read a lot of books; it's obvious even if you aren't aware that she works in publishing. There are more than a few literary references and this is as much a love letter to books as it is to wine. It seems like a lot of characters have their...

  • Kathy (Bermudaonion)
    Jun 29, 2017

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

    I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, th...

    I was not fond of the writing in this book. Very repetitive and often boring. I stuck with it since I asked my library to purchase it. I had hope for a better experience since the book centered around wine making in Sonoma. ...

    For a book marked as a romance between Hannah and William, to me, it felt like that covered a small portion of the book. The main parts were the working at the winery, finding new friends, figuring out herself, and dealing with complicated relationships. I felt as if we learned more ...

    Alternative title: Under the Sonoman Sun. (On an unrelated side note, I just now realized the Williams Sonoma brand is from Northern California. Never made the connection before. Doh!) Although I know next to nothing about wine I was quickly drawn into this tale of the esteemed bevera...

    The Shortest Way Home By Miriam Parker What it's all about... Hannah and Ethan are on their way to beginning what they both believe will be their life after grad school. Ethan wants his own start up while Hannah has taken a prestigious job in NYC. They are in Wine Country...r...

    If you dream of restarting, in a beautiful locale, while finding yourself, this is the book for you. Hannah is graduating graduate business school and ready to start her life with Ethan in New York when she visits a small winery in Sonoma County. Everett and Linda are trying to grow th...

    The thing about self-discovery is that it encourages (even celebrates) selfish behavior. There's not much substance here, but still enjoyable enough for a quick read on a Saturday afternoon. I won this through a Goodreads giveaway. ...

    Every knows I love a good book about life in wine country. Throw in some fantastic literature and classic movie references and a coming of age story, I?m sold. ...

    Oh, how I loved THE SHORTEST WAY HOME by Miriam Parker! It?s the story of Hannah, a young woman on the verge of finishing her MBA at Berkeley who, along with her boyfriend Ethan, has her life all planned out. They?ll move to New York, start their careers, and have children that Han...

  • Adriannne Beer
    Aug 20, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

  • Amy!
    Aug 11, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

  • Sandra
    May 23, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

  • Patty
    Aug 08, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

    I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, th...

    I was not fond of the writing in this book. Very repetitive and often boring. I stuck with it since I asked my library to purchase it. I had hope for a better experience since the book centered around wine making in Sonoma. ...

    For a book marked as a romance between Hannah and William, to me, it felt like that covered a small portion of the book. The main parts were the working at the winery, finding new friends, figuring out herself, and dealing with complicated relationships. I felt as if we learned more ...

    Alternative title: Under the Sonoman Sun. (On an unrelated side note, I just now realized the Williams Sonoma brand is from Northern California. Never made the connection before. Doh!) Although I know next to nothing about wine I was quickly drawn into this tale of the esteemed bevera...

    The Shortest Way Home By Miriam Parker What it's all about... Hannah and Ethan are on their way to beginning what they both believe will be their life after grad school. Ethan wants his own start up while Hannah has taken a prestigious job in NYC. They are in Wine Country...r...

  • Cassandra
    May 06, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

    I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, th...

    I was not fond of the writing in this book. Very repetitive and often boring. I stuck with it since I asked my library to purchase it. I had hope for a better experience since the book centered around wine making in Sonoma. ...

    For a book marked as a romance between Hannah and William, to me, it felt like that covered a small portion of the book. The main parts were the working at the winery, finding new friends, figuring out herself, and dealing with complicated relationships. I felt as if we learned more ...

    Alternative title: Under the Sonoman Sun. (On an unrelated side note, I just now realized the Williams Sonoma brand is from Northern California. Never made the connection before. Doh!) Although I know next to nothing about wine I was quickly drawn into this tale of the esteemed bevera...

    The Shortest Way Home By Miriam Parker What it's all about... Hannah and Ethan are on their way to beginning what they both believe will be their life after grad school. Ethan wants his own start up while Hannah has taken a prestigious job in NYC. They are in Wine Country...r...

    If you dream of restarting, in a beautiful locale, while finding yourself, this is the book for you. Hannah is graduating graduate business school and ready to start her life with Ethan in New York when she visits a small winery in Sonoma County. Everett and Linda are trying to grow th...

    The thing about self-discovery is that it encourages (even celebrates) selfish behavior. There's not much substance here, but still enjoyable enough for a quick read on a Saturday afternoon. I won this through a Goodreads giveaway. ...

    Every knows I love a good book about life in wine country. Throw in some fantastic literature and classic movie references and a coming of age story, I?m sold. ...

    Oh, how I loved THE SHORTEST WAY HOME by Miriam Parker! It?s the story of Hannah, a young woman on the verge of finishing her MBA at Berkeley who, along with her boyfriend Ethan, has her life all planned out. They?ll move to New York, start their careers, and have children that Han...

    It?s hard to believe we?ve come to the unofficial end of summer. Why do summers go by so fast, and winters drag on? If you want to hang on to a little bit more of summer, this month?s Book Report has a few books that will help you do that. Miriam Parker?s delightful debut no...

    Miriam Parker is clearly someone who has read a lot of books; it's obvious even if you aren't aware that she works in publishing. There are more than a few literary references and this is as much a love letter to books as it is to wine. It seems like a lot of characters have their...

    So much to love about this book! The author deftly tells the tale of a woman trying to find herself, while simultaneously trying to find a home for her heart. What I especially enjoyed that said woman was not necessarily looking for romance with another but legitimately trying to love ...

  • Jen
    Aug 11, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

  • Susan
    Aug 12, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

    I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, th...

    I was not fond of the writing in this book. Very repetitive and often boring. I stuck with it since I asked my library to purchase it. I had hope for a better experience since the book centered around wine making in Sonoma. ...

    For a book marked as a romance between Hannah and William, to me, it felt like that covered a small portion of the book. The main parts were the working at the winery, finding new friends, figuring out herself, and dealing with complicated relationships. I felt as if we learned more ...

    Alternative title: Under the Sonoman Sun. (On an unrelated side note, I just now realized the Williams Sonoma brand is from Northern California. Never made the connection before. Doh!) Although I know next to nothing about wine I was quickly drawn into this tale of the esteemed bevera...

    The Shortest Way Home By Miriam Parker What it's all about... Hannah and Ethan are on their way to beginning what they both believe will be their life after grad school. Ethan wants his own start up while Hannah has taken a prestigious job in NYC. They are in Wine Country...r...

    If you dream of restarting, in a beautiful locale, while finding yourself, this is the book for you. Hannah is graduating graduate business school and ready to start her life with Ethan in New York when she visits a small winery in Sonoma County. Everett and Linda are trying to grow th...

    The thing about self-discovery is that it encourages (even celebrates) selfish behavior. There's not much substance here, but still enjoyable enough for a quick read on a Saturday afternoon. I won this through a Goodreads giveaway. ...

    Every knows I love a good book about life in wine country. Throw in some fantastic literature and classic movie references and a coming of age story, I?m sold. ...

    Oh, how I loved THE SHORTEST WAY HOME by Miriam Parker! It?s the story of Hannah, a young woman on the verge of finishing her MBA at Berkeley who, along with her boyfriend Ethan, has her life all planned out. They?ll move to New York, start their careers, and have children that Han...

    It?s hard to believe we?ve come to the unofficial end of summer. Why do summers go by so fast, and winters drag on? If you want to hang on to a little bit more of summer, this month?s Book Report has a few books that will help you do that. Miriam Parker?s delightful debut no...

    Miriam Parker is clearly someone who has read a lot of books; it's obvious even if you aren't aware that she works in publishing. There are more than a few literary references and this is as much a love letter to books as it is to wine. It seems like a lot of characters have their...

    So much to love about this book! The author deftly tells the tale of a woman trying to find herself, while simultaneously trying to find a home for her heart. What I especially enjoyed that said woman was not necessarily looking for romance with another but legitimately trying to love ...

    This is such a sweet, charming book that I thoroughly enjoyed. Having recently read some intense books, this was the perfect follow up book. Hannah has just finished business school in California and is scheduled to move to New York with her boyfriend and has lined up a great job. A s...

    The Shortest Way Home chronicles the adventures of Hannah Greene as she impulsively changes the course of her life by deciding to stay at a Sonoma winery instead of heading to New York and her future lucrative Goldman Sachs career. While at Bellosguardo, Hannah meets and befriends a nu...

    Reading the first page of this book and realizing it takes place in Sonoma Valley, California, I began smiling. I am a big fan of California wine and have fond memories of visiting there several times. However, this book is not so much about wine, California, or Sonoma Valley; it is ab...

    One of the best books I?ve read in 2018! I absolutely adored this book. I was recently in Sonoma, CA and the author?s words transported me back there perfectly. I loved that there was a dog throughout the book and he played such a role. The part I enjoyed the most is that Hanna...

  • Dan Radovich
    Dec 28, 2017

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

    I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, th...

  • Libby
    Sep 23, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

  • Alafair Burke
    May 14, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

  • Stacey A.  Prose and Palate
    Jul 23, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

  • Nicole Overmoyer
    Jul 31, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

  • Cayla
    Aug 26, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

    I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, th...

    I was not fond of the writing in this book. Very repetitive and often boring. I stuck with it since I asked my library to purchase it. I had hope for a better experience since the book centered around wine making in Sonoma. ...

    For a book marked as a romance between Hannah and William, to me, it felt like that covered a small portion of the book. The main parts were the working at the winery, finding new friends, figuring out herself, and dealing with complicated relationships. I felt as if we learned more ...

    Alternative title: Under the Sonoman Sun. (On an unrelated side note, I just now realized the Williams Sonoma brand is from Northern California. Never made the connection before. Doh!) Although I know next to nothing about wine I was quickly drawn into this tale of the esteemed bevera...

    The Shortest Way Home By Miriam Parker What it's all about... Hannah and Ethan are on their way to beginning what they both believe will be their life after grad school. Ethan wants his own start up while Hannah has taken a prestigious job in NYC. They are in Wine Country...r...

    If you dream of restarting, in a beautiful locale, while finding yourself, this is the book for you. Hannah is graduating graduate business school and ready to start her life with Ethan in New York when she visits a small winery in Sonoma County. Everett and Linda are trying to grow th...

    The thing about self-discovery is that it encourages (even celebrates) selfish behavior. There's not much substance here, but still enjoyable enough for a quick read on a Saturday afternoon. I won this through a Goodreads giveaway. ...

  • Kathleen
    Jun 30, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

  • Ellen
    Apr 22, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

    I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, th...

    I was not fond of the writing in this book. Very repetitive and often boring. I stuck with it since I asked my library to purchase it. I had hope for a better experience since the book centered around wine making in Sonoma. ...

    For a book marked as a romance between Hannah and William, to me, it felt like that covered a small portion of the book. The main parts were the working at the winery, finding new friends, figuring out herself, and dealing with complicated relationships. I felt as if we learned more ...

    Alternative title: Under the Sonoman Sun. (On an unrelated side note, I just now realized the Williams Sonoma brand is from Northern California. Never made the connection before. Doh!) Although I know next to nothing about wine I was quickly drawn into this tale of the esteemed bevera...

    The Shortest Way Home By Miriam Parker What it's all about... Hannah and Ethan are on their way to beginning what they both believe will be their life after grad school. Ethan wants his own start up while Hannah has taken a prestigious job in NYC. They are in Wine Country...r...

    If you dream of restarting, in a beautiful locale, while finding yourself, this is the book for you. Hannah is graduating graduate business school and ready to start her life with Ethan in New York when she visits a small winery in Sonoma County. Everett and Linda are trying to grow th...

  • Kristin
    Sep 29, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

    I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, th...

    I was not fond of the writing in this book. Very repetitive and often boring. I stuck with it since I asked my library to purchase it. I had hope for a better experience since the book centered around wine making in Sonoma. ...

    For a book marked as a romance between Hannah and William, to me, it felt like that covered a small portion of the book. The main parts were the working at the winery, finding new friends, figuring out herself, and dealing with complicated relationships. I felt as if we learned more ...

    Alternative title: Under the Sonoman Sun. (On an unrelated side note, I just now realized the Williams Sonoma brand is from Northern California. Never made the connection before. Doh!) Although I know next to nothing about wine I was quickly drawn into this tale of the esteemed bevera...

    The Shortest Way Home By Miriam Parker What it's all about... Hannah and Ethan are on their way to beginning what they both believe will be their life after grad school. Ethan wants his own start up while Hannah has taken a prestigious job in NYC. They are in Wine Country...r...

    If you dream of restarting, in a beautiful locale, while finding yourself, this is the book for you. Hannah is graduating graduate business school and ready to start her life with Ethan in New York when she visits a small winery in Sonoma County. Everett and Linda are trying to grow th...

    The thing about self-discovery is that it encourages (even celebrates) selfish behavior. There's not much substance here, but still enjoyable enough for a quick read on a Saturday afternoon. I won this through a Goodreads giveaway. ...

    Every knows I love a good book about life in wine country. Throw in some fantastic literature and classic movie references and a coming of age story, I?m sold. ...

    Oh, how I loved THE SHORTEST WAY HOME by Miriam Parker! It?s the story of Hannah, a young woman on the verge of finishing her MBA at Berkeley who, along with her boyfriend Ethan, has her life all planned out. They?ll move to New York, start their careers, and have children that Han...

    It?s hard to believe we?ve come to the unofficial end of summer. Why do summers go by so fast, and winters drag on? If you want to hang on to a little bit more of summer, this month?s Book Report has a few books that will help you do that. Miriam Parker?s delightful debut no...

    Miriam Parker is clearly someone who has read a lot of books; it's obvious even if you aren't aware that she works in publishing. There are more than a few literary references and this is as much a love letter to books as it is to wine. It seems like a lot of characters have their...

    So much to love about this book! The author deftly tells the tale of a woman trying to find herself, while simultaneously trying to find a home for her heart. What I especially enjoyed that said woman was not necessarily looking for romance with another but legitimately trying to love ...

    This is such a sweet, charming book that I thoroughly enjoyed. Having recently read some intense books, this was the perfect follow up book. Hannah has just finished business school in California and is scheduled to move to New York with her boyfriend and has lined up a great job. A s...

    The Shortest Way Home chronicles the adventures of Hannah Greene as she impulsively changes the course of her life by deciding to stay at a Sonoma winery instead of heading to New York and her future lucrative Goldman Sachs career. While at Bellosguardo, Hannah meets and befriends a nu...

    Reading the first page of this book and realizing it takes place in Sonoma Valley, California, I began smiling. I am a big fan of California wine and have fond memories of visiting there several times. However, this book is not so much about wine, California, or Sonoma Valley; it is ab...

  • Sherrie Howey
    Sep 07, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

    I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, th...

    I was not fond of the writing in this book. Very repetitive and often boring. I stuck with it since I asked my library to purchase it. I had hope for a better experience since the book centered around wine making in Sonoma. ...

    For a book marked as a romance between Hannah and William, to me, it felt like that covered a small portion of the book. The main parts were the working at the winery, finding new friends, figuring out herself, and dealing with complicated relationships. I felt as if we learned more ...

    Alternative title: Under the Sonoman Sun. (On an unrelated side note, I just now realized the Williams Sonoma brand is from Northern California. Never made the connection before. Doh!) Although I know next to nothing about wine I was quickly drawn into this tale of the esteemed bevera...

    The Shortest Way Home By Miriam Parker What it's all about... Hannah and Ethan are on their way to beginning what they both believe will be their life after grad school. Ethan wants his own start up while Hannah has taken a prestigious job in NYC. They are in Wine Country...r...

    If you dream of restarting, in a beautiful locale, while finding yourself, this is the book for you. Hannah is graduating graduate business school and ready to start her life with Ethan in New York when she visits a small winery in Sonoma County. Everett and Linda are trying to grow th...

    The thing about self-discovery is that it encourages (even celebrates) selfish behavior. There's not much substance here, but still enjoyable enough for a quick read on a Saturday afternoon. I won this through a Goodreads giveaway. ...

    Every knows I love a good book about life in wine country. Throw in some fantastic literature and classic movie references and a coming of age story, I?m sold. ...

    Oh, how I loved THE SHORTEST WAY HOME by Miriam Parker! It?s the story of Hannah, a young woman on the verge of finishing her MBA at Berkeley who, along with her boyfriend Ethan, has her life all planned out. They?ll move to New York, start their careers, and have children that Han...

    It?s hard to believe we?ve come to the unofficial end of summer. Why do summers go by so fast, and winters drag on? If you want to hang on to a little bit more of summer, this month?s Book Report has a few books that will help you do that. Miriam Parker?s delightful debut no...

    Miriam Parker is clearly someone who has read a lot of books; it's obvious even if you aren't aware that she works in publishing. There are more than a few literary references and this is as much a love letter to books as it is to wine. It seems like a lot of characters have their...

    So much to love about this book! The author deftly tells the tale of a woman trying to find herself, while simultaneously trying to find a home for her heart. What I especially enjoyed that said woman was not necessarily looking for romance with another but legitimately trying to love ...

    This is such a sweet, charming book that I thoroughly enjoyed. Having recently read some intense books, this was the perfect follow up book. Hannah has just finished business school in California and is scheduled to move to New York with her boyfriend and has lined up a great job. A s...

  • The Book Girl (Andrea)
    May 10, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

    I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, th...

    I was not fond of the writing in this book. Very repetitive and often boring. I stuck with it since I asked my library to purchase it. I had hope for a better experience since the book centered around wine making in Sonoma. ...

    For a book marked as a romance between Hannah and William, to me, it felt like that covered a small portion of the book. The main parts were the working at the winery, finding new friends, figuring out herself, and dealing with complicated relationships. I felt as if we learned more ...

  • Leah
    Sep 06, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

    I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, th...

    I was not fond of the writing in this book. Very repetitive and often boring. I stuck with it since I asked my library to purchase it. I had hope for a better experience since the book centered around wine making in Sonoma. ...

    For a book marked as a romance between Hannah and William, to me, it felt like that covered a small portion of the book. The main parts were the working at the winery, finding new friends, figuring out herself, and dealing with complicated relationships. I felt as if we learned more ...

    Alternative title: Under the Sonoman Sun. (On an unrelated side note, I just now realized the Williams Sonoma brand is from Northern California. Never made the connection before. Doh!) Although I know next to nothing about wine I was quickly drawn into this tale of the esteemed bevera...

    The Shortest Way Home By Miriam Parker What it's all about... Hannah and Ethan are on their way to beginning what they both believe will be their life after grad school. Ethan wants his own start up while Hannah has taken a prestigious job in NYC. They are in Wine Country...r...

    If you dream of restarting, in a beautiful locale, while finding yourself, this is the book for you. Hannah is graduating graduate business school and ready to start her life with Ethan in New York when she visits a small winery in Sonoma County. Everett and Linda are trying to grow th...

    The thing about self-discovery is that it encourages (even celebrates) selfish behavior. There's not much substance here, but still enjoyable enough for a quick read on a Saturday afternoon. I won this through a Goodreads giveaway. ...

    Every knows I love a good book about life in wine country. Throw in some fantastic literature and classic movie references and a coming of age story, I?m sold. ...

    Oh, how I loved THE SHORTEST WAY HOME by Miriam Parker! It?s the story of Hannah, a young woman on the verge of finishing her MBA at Berkeley who, along with her boyfriend Ethan, has her life all planned out. They?ll move to New York, start their careers, and have children that Han...

    It?s hard to believe we?ve come to the unofficial end of summer. Why do summers go by so fast, and winters drag on? If you want to hang on to a little bit more of summer, this month?s Book Report has a few books that will help you do that. Miriam Parker?s delightful debut no...

    Miriam Parker is clearly someone who has read a lot of books; it's obvious even if you aren't aware that she works in publishing. There are more than a few literary references and this is as much a love letter to books as it is to wine. It seems like a lot of characters have their...

    So much to love about this book! The author deftly tells the tale of a woman trying to find herself, while simultaneously trying to find a home for her heart. What I especially enjoyed that said woman was not necessarily looking for romance with another but legitimately trying to love ...

    This is such a sweet, charming book that I thoroughly enjoyed. Having recently read some intense books, this was the perfect follow up book. Hannah has just finished business school in California and is scheduled to move to New York with her boyfriend and has lined up a great job. A s...

    The Shortest Way Home chronicles the adventures of Hannah Greene as she impulsively changes the course of her life by deciding to stay at a Sonoma winery instead of heading to New York and her future lucrative Goldman Sachs career. While at Bellosguardo, Hannah meets and befriends a nu...

    Reading the first page of this book and realizing it takes place in Sonoma Valley, California, I began smiling. I am a big fan of California wine and have fond memories of visiting there several times. However, this book is not so much about wine, California, or Sonoma Valley; it is ab...

    One of the best books I?ve read in 2018! I absolutely adored this book. I was recently in Sonoma, CA and the author?s words transported me back there perfectly. I loved that there was a dog throughout the book and he played such a role. The part I enjoyed the most is that Hanna...

    Books about wineries aren't my thing. The location was beautiful. I understand why Hannah wanted to move there. I didn't enjoy the wine, but I did enjoy the food. There was a lot more wine than food, though. The characters were okay, but they all made some bad decisions, especially whe...

  • Berit☀️✨
    Aug 03, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

  • Jenny
    Jul 16, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

  • Laura
    Sep 07, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

    I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, th...

    I was not fond of the writing in this book. Very repetitive and often boring. I stuck with it since I asked my library to purchase it. I had hope for a better experience since the book centered around wine making in Sonoma. ...

  • Kristy
    Sep 02, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

    I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, th...

    I was not fond of the writing in this book. Very repetitive and often boring. I stuck with it since I asked my library to purchase it. I had hope for a better experience since the book centered around wine making in Sonoma. ...

    For a book marked as a romance between Hannah and William, to me, it felt like that covered a small portion of the book. The main parts were the working at the winery, finding new friends, figuring out herself, and dealing with complicated relationships. I felt as if we learned more ...

    Alternative title: Under the Sonoman Sun. (On an unrelated side note, I just now realized the Williams Sonoma brand is from Northern California. Never made the connection before. Doh!) Although I know next to nothing about wine I was quickly drawn into this tale of the esteemed bevera...

    The Shortest Way Home By Miriam Parker What it's all about... Hannah and Ethan are on their way to beginning what they both believe will be their life after grad school. Ethan wants his own start up while Hannah has taken a prestigious job in NYC. They are in Wine Country...r...

    If you dream of restarting, in a beautiful locale, while finding yourself, this is the book for you. Hannah is graduating graduate business school and ready to start her life with Ethan in New York when she visits a small winery in Sonoma County. Everett and Linda are trying to grow th...

    The thing about self-discovery is that it encourages (even celebrates) selfish behavior. There's not much substance here, but still enjoyable enough for a quick read on a Saturday afternoon. I won this through a Goodreads giveaway. ...

    Every knows I love a good book about life in wine country. Throw in some fantastic literature and classic movie references and a coming of age story, I?m sold. ...

  • Mary Seaman
    Oct 08, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

    I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, th...

    I was not fond of the writing in this book. Very repetitive and often boring. I stuck with it since I asked my library to purchase it. I had hope for a better experience since the book centered around wine making in Sonoma. ...

    For a book marked as a romance between Hannah and William, to me, it felt like that covered a small portion of the book. The main parts were the working at the winery, finding new friends, figuring out herself, and dealing with complicated relationships. I felt as if we learned more ...

    Alternative title: Under the Sonoman Sun. (On an unrelated side note, I just now realized the Williams Sonoma brand is from Northern California. Never made the connection before. Doh!) Although I know next to nothing about wine I was quickly drawn into this tale of the esteemed bevera...

    The Shortest Way Home By Miriam Parker What it's all about... Hannah and Ethan are on their way to beginning what they both believe will be their life after grad school. Ethan wants his own start up while Hannah has taken a prestigious job in NYC. They are in Wine Country...r...

    If you dream of restarting, in a beautiful locale, while finding yourself, this is the book for you. Hannah is graduating graduate business school and ready to start her life with Ethan in New York when she visits a small winery in Sonoma County. Everett and Linda are trying to grow th...

    The thing about self-discovery is that it encourages (even celebrates) selfish behavior. There's not much substance here, but still enjoyable enough for a quick read on a Saturday afternoon. I won this through a Goodreads giveaway. ...

    Every knows I love a good book about life in wine country. Throw in some fantastic literature and classic movie references and a coming of age story, I?m sold. ...

    Oh, how I loved THE SHORTEST WAY HOME by Miriam Parker! It?s the story of Hannah, a young woman on the verge of finishing her MBA at Berkeley who, along with her boyfriend Ethan, has her life all planned out. They?ll move to New York, start their careers, and have children that Han...

    It?s hard to believe we?ve come to the unofficial end of summer. Why do summers go by so fast, and winters drag on? If you want to hang on to a little bit more of summer, this month?s Book Report has a few books that will help you do that. Miriam Parker?s delightful debut no...

    Miriam Parker is clearly someone who has read a lot of books; it's obvious even if you aren't aware that she works in publishing. There are more than a few literary references and this is as much a love letter to books as it is to wine. It seems like a lot of characters have their...

    So much to love about this book! The author deftly tells the tale of a woman trying to find herself, while simultaneously trying to find a home for her heart. What I especially enjoyed that said woman was not necessarily looking for romance with another but legitimately trying to love ...

    This is such a sweet, charming book that I thoroughly enjoyed. Having recently read some intense books, this was the perfect follow up book. Hannah has just finished business school in California and is scheduled to move to New York with her boyfriend and has lined up a great job. A s...

    The Shortest Way Home chronicles the adventures of Hannah Greene as she impulsively changes the course of her life by deciding to stay at a Sonoma winery instead of heading to New York and her future lucrative Goldman Sachs career. While at Bellosguardo, Hannah meets and befriends a nu...

    Reading the first page of this book and realizing it takes place in Sonoma Valley, California, I began smiling. I am a big fan of California wine and have fond memories of visiting there several times. However, this book is not so much about wine, California, or Sonoma Valley; it is ab...

    One of the best books I?ve read in 2018! I absolutely adored this book. I was recently in Sonoma, CA and the author?s words transported me back there perfectly. I loved that there was a dog throughout the book and he played such a role. The part I enjoyed the most is that Hanna...

    Books about wineries aren't my thing. The location was beautiful. I understand why Hannah wanted to move there. I didn't enjoy the wine, but I did enjoy the food. There was a lot more wine than food, though. The characters were okay, but they all made some bad decisions, especially whe...

    DNF. Was too cheesy for me. The main character is very immature for her age and whiny. The dialogue wasn?t good and the story kept loosing my attention. Since it?s about wine, maybe you?re suppose to drink while reading it to help. ...

  • Cookie6102
    Aug 12, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this isn?t ordinarily the kind of book i would pick up, since i am typically a reader of all things gritty and sinister, but miriam parker is both a dynamo and a kind-hearted lady, even though she refuses to take seriously my begging to become her assistant, so i ...

    4 Stars and a Glass of Wine? ???? This is a book all about finding the right path in life for you.... and what happens when you figure out your ?dreams? aren?t really your own? Would you be brave enough to veer off the path that everyone expects from you? And wo...

    Thirty year old Hannah Greene heads to Sonoma California for a weekend wine trip with her fellow graduate student boyfriend, Ethan. Both are finishing up their last term at the Berkeley Haas School and after graduation will be heading to New York. Ethan and Hannah already have jobs wa...

    THE SHORTEST WAY HOME hit a sweet spot for me, a source of brightness in dark times. Imagine Gilmore Girls set on a winery in Sonoma, except Lorelai is a woman named Hannah who just gave up her high-brow New York City job, and Rory is a spaniel named Tannin. I found myself looking forw...

    This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone. It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me. This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me. This book is a miss, although it was...

    Hannah felt incredibly immature for a thirty year old and I had trouble throughout the whole book because so much of it was unbelievable/didn?t make sense. It was also incredibly repetitive and the author did not try to make the heinous amount of cliches interesting or original. ...

    3.75 stars rounded up. ?The Shortest Way Home? by Miriam Parker is a delightful antidote to melancholia. I love tragic books; surely some wisdom is gleaned from sad, powerful thought provoking prose. I hope so, I've read a plenty of them. Occasionally, a light hearted read is in or...

    4.5/5 stars! I absolutely love books where the female character is starting over in a new location. This lovely gem of a book is about Hannah, who decides to stay in Sonoma after visiting while on vacation. She has graduated college and is a bit lost, as most college graduates are. Han...

    It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make ...

    The Shortest Way Home was just the light, refreshing read I needed after a string of heavier books. Hannah Greene arrives in wine country for a get-away with her boyfriend before moving to New York and entering the corporate world. She falls in love with Sonoma and suddenly, she sees a...

    Absolutely delightful. ...

    The best thing about this is the absolutely charming Sonoma setting and premise. It was such a pleasure to read about summer in wine country, and it made me want to plan a trip up there asap. I had some real issues with the characters, though, mostly in that no one in this book see...

    I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, th...

    I was not fond of the writing in this book. Very repetitive and often boring. I stuck with it since I asked my library to purchase it. I had hope for a better experience since the book centered around wine making in Sonoma. ...

    For a book marked as a romance between Hannah and William, to me, it felt like that covered a small portion of the book. The main parts were the working at the winery, finding new friends, figuring out herself, and dealing with complicated relationships. I felt as if we learned more ...

    Alternative title: Under the Sonoman Sun. (On an unrelated side note, I just now realized the Williams Sonoma brand is from Northern California. Never made the connection before. Doh!) Although I know next to nothing about wine I was quickly drawn into this tale of the esteemed bevera...

    The Shortest Way Home By Miriam Parker What it's all about... Hannah and Ethan are on their way to beginning what they both believe will be their life after grad school. Ethan wants his own start up while Hannah has taken a prestigious job in NYC. They are in Wine Country...r...

    If you dream of restarting, in a beautiful locale, while finding yourself, this is the book for you. Hannah is graduating graduate business school and ready to start her life with Ethan in New York when she visits a small winery in Sonoma County. Everett and Linda are trying to grow th...

    The thing about self-discovery is that it encourages (even celebrates) selfish behavior. There's not much substance here, but still enjoyable enough for a quick read on a Saturday afternoon. I won this through a Goodreads giveaway. ...

    Every knows I love a good book about life in wine country. Throw in some fantastic literature and classic movie references and a coming of age story, I?m sold. ...

    Oh, how I loved THE SHORTEST WAY HOME by Miriam Parker! It?s the story of Hannah, a young woman on the verge of finishing her MBA at Berkeley who, along with her boyfriend Ethan, has her life all planned out. They?ll move to New York, start their careers, and have children that Han...

    It?s hard to believe we?ve come to the unofficial end of summer. Why do summers go by so fast, and winters drag on? If you want to hang on to a little bit more of summer, this month?s Book Report has a few books that will help you do that. Miriam Parker?s delightful debut no...

    Miriam Parker is clearly someone who has read a lot of books; it's obvious even if you aren't aware that she works in publishing. There are more than a few literary references and this is as much a love letter to books as it is to wine. It seems like a lot of characters have their...

    So much to love about this book! The author deftly tells the tale of a woman trying to find herself, while simultaneously trying to find a home for her heart. What I especially enjoyed that said woman was not necessarily looking for romance with another but legitimately trying to love ...

    This is such a sweet, charming book that I thoroughly enjoyed. Having recently read some intense books, this was the perfect follow up book. Hannah has just finished business school in California and is scheduled to move to New York with her boyfriend and has lined up a great job. A s...

    The Shortest Way Home chronicles the adventures of Hannah Greene as she impulsively changes the course of her life by deciding to stay at a Sonoma winery instead of heading to New York and her future lucrative Goldman Sachs career. While at Bellosguardo, Hannah meets and befriends a nu...