James Conaway

Biography

James Conaway is the author nine books of non-fiction, including Napa and The Far Side of Eden, both about the California wine world. He has also published three novels, including, most recently, Nose, (St. Martin’s Press). He has written for many magazines, including Harper’s, Smithsonian, Outside, Gourmet, the Atlantic Monthly, Gourmet, Food and Wine and National Geographic Traveler. His blog is cjonwine.blogspot.com.

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Books

The Kingdom in the Country: A Journey through the Real American West
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 99,610. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics, Nonfiction » History » American
Welcome to the new Wild West: a vast, sprawling land of eternal hope and busted dreams, of grizzlies, dune buggies and range wars, dope growers, corporate bandits, ecotage and, yes, even gun-slinging. With grace and humor the author takes the reader along on an exhilarating land voyage from the Pecos River to the Pacific Northwest and south again to the Mexican border....
World's End
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 88,030. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
World’s End (first published by William Morrow) is about love, corruption, and retribution in New Orleans before hurricane Katrina swept much of that world away. Nostalgically bittersweet, intricately plotted, it works on several levels -- as a family saga, a political thriller, and a kind of generational noir. A compelling literary experience, and a complement to the author's novel The Big Easy.
Memphis Afternoons
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 64,770. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
A touching, sometimes hilarious memoir of the 1950s when southern propriety was giving way to bourbon, Elvis, and sexual discovery. With rueful wit the author artfully renders a youth of hunting and fishing giving way to brawls, debutante parties, and literary exploration. The story is told against a wistful background of the poignant portrayal of a father struck by Alzheimer's.
The Big Easy
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 55,310. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This novel of violence and racial strife set in New Orleans is full of social and physical contrasts. Comiski, a newspaper reporter, descends into an underworld of corrupt policemen, narcotics dealers and black militants in an attempt to unravel a mysterious grave-robbing and find some meaning in his own life. Powerful and compelling.

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