Naramata Chronicles Life & Times of a Community
Published by: Craig O. Henderson Review by: Joyce D. Wegner Available at: Mosaic Books (Kelowna), Coles Books (Penticton), select shops in Naramata and Penticton. Online at www.naramatabound.com $20
The cozy little hollow of Naramata, located a picturesque 20 minute drive northeast of Penticton, B.C. has evolved over the past 100 years from a mainly tree-fruit bearing village to a premier wine-growing region in the Okanagan Valley.
Craig Henderson offers an engaging collection of stories of the history, the visionaries, the residents, and the familiar anecdotes of this charming area. Accredited as one, of only two, “Cittaslow” (pronounced Cheeta-slow) communities in North America — Naramata is disarming in its ability to provide a welcome respite from the frenzy of the modern world under the thoughtful appreciation of all who spend their time there.
Get to know the wonders of Naramata through the carefully crafted words of Craig Henderson. You may even be inspired to enter the annual Cherry Spitting Competition.