Joseph Novitski

Selected Works

"It is quite simply a fascinating evocation of the pain and the pleasures that every farmer must experience but... few can convey... "
–Frank J. Prial, The New York Times
"You will want to cheer. You will want to go sailing."
–Christopher Lehmann-Haupt,
The New York Times, February 11, 1988.

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A Vineyard Year
The author, a wine-grape grower in Sonoma County, California, in the early years of the wine boom, and his co-author, photographer Nick Pavloff, set out to describe a full year's farming in a vineyard. From vine pruning to grape harvest in 1980, the words and beautiful field photographs show what goes into "a good year for wine."

Wind Star – The building of a sailship
The story of the men who dreamed up, designed, built and sailed the first sailing cruise ship and the first commercial sailing ship in two generations.