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Amira K. Makansi



Steven Addington

Amira K. Makansi is the author of LITERARY LIBATIONS: What to Drink With What You Read, an informal guide to pairing great drinks with famous books. After graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in history, Amira quickly abandoned her quest to become a lawyer in favor of all things beverage-related. She spent her first few years out of college climbing around in stacks of wine barrels and hoeing weeds out of vineyards in France. She has served cocktails at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Chicago and cleaned hundred-year-old foudresat an Alsatian winery whose first vintage predates the French revolution. She got into writing accidentally, when her mother had a crazy dream and wanted to turn it into a book. That book became THE SOWING, the first book in the young adult dystopian SEEDS series, which has been optioned for a Hollywood production. Now a full-time writer, Amira is delighted to spend her days writing, reading, drinking, cooking and exploring the great outdoors of her adopted state of Oregon.

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Literary Libations: What to Drink with What You Read
Fiction / Literature
Skyhorse Publishing
September 2018
ISBN 9781510736580
160 pages
$16.99, INSTOCK
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The definitive guide to pairing two of the world's most beloved pastimes: reading and drinking. More/less

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