We're bourbon people, personally, but this book has it all. Sibling rivalry. A biblical betrayal. A dead father, a farm that needs inheriting, and two women with the odds stacked against them.
I saw this one back when I was making the Ultimate Summer Reading List, but it got benched. Then I went into Parnassus, the greatest indie bookstore in all the land, and the bookseller said it was a must-read.
So, I play a game with Parnassus. I go in and tell them two or three books I've read recently and ask them to recommend something for me. I buy the book. I read the book. I always like the book. I've been doing this for over a year now, and so far they are 100% on their recommendations.
So, while I haven't read this one yet, it has all sorts of critical acclaim, two friends have read it, loved it, and recommended it, and I got the Parnassus recommendation.