Harvesting the American Dream: A Novel Based on the Life of Ernest Gallo
By Karen Richardson
A toast to the man who changed how America drinks …
Enduring an unspeakable nightmare and a family secret that he guarded at all costs, Ernest Gallo overcame unimaginable odds to achieve the American dream.
Ernest Gallo (the “E” of E & J Gallo) may have been haunted by tragedy, but that didn’t deter him from his mission: putting a bottle of wine on every American table.
Gallo grew his legacy from the musty Modesto, California dirt. From fallow acres he practically willed the wine industry into being out of faith and tenacity as he overcame physical and emotional abuse, illness, and the near destruction of the family he was determined to save.
About the Author
For the past several years, Karen Richardson has helped authors of fiction and nonfiction navigate the constantly evolving terrain of independent publishing. She manages production and distribution for The Mentoris Project. Richardson is the co-founder of The GoLD Initiative, a nonprofit created to offer after-school STEAM enrichment programs to teens with learning disabilities. She lives in Southern California with her husband, writer Doug Richardson, their children, and four mutts.