Amy’s Avenue Book Club

Every once in awhile, you come across a book that you must share with neighbors and friends – one that stays with you or transports you to another place or time. Sometimes those books leave you a bit melancholy that your experience with it – with those characters – has come to an end.

Here are some books that made me feel like that and I’ve also taken the time to select some nice wines to pair with them!  You will find a new book recommendation each quarter in our real estate magazine The Avenue, but the wine pairing is only offered here. Your recommendations, thoughts, and comments (books and wine) are most welcome.  Happy reading, relaxing and rejuvenating!



July 2019

My Dear Hamilton

My Dear Hamilton takes the reader on a journey through the life of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, the influential wife of Alexander Hamilton. Much has been written and celebrated about Alexander.  This book dares to offer a unique perspective on the founding of this Country through the eyes and ears of his wife, who was there with Alexander lock-step through it all.

Her strength, charisma, ingenuity, and determination was instrumental in the birth of this Nation.  As they navigated through the darkest and most tumultuous times in their lives, and despite a betrayal of the worst kind, Eliza remained steadfast and never let go of what she believed in nor compromised her integrity.

Local Maryland authors, Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, knocked it out of the park when they teamed up to bring this woman’s fascinating and complicated story to life.  You will never think of the birth of this Nation in quite the same way again!  

Wine Pairing:  Josh Cellars Pinot Noir – a revolutionary flavor – complicated but gentle.

Amy’s Long-Time Favorite Books:

Although these books are not on today’s best-sellers list, they stand the test of time and are always worth reading!  Enjoy!

Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah

Moloka’i by Alan Brennert