The End of the Sherry

Books-End-of-the-SherryThe End of the Sherry has just won the 2014 Silver Medal for the most outstanding nonfiction book of the year awarded by the Independent Publishers Association.

Chosen as an Indie Ground Breaking Nonfiction

Read about The End of the Sherry in the Aspen Times.

“Raucous adventure transpires… Berger writes richly and animatedly about the people he met, the places he explored, the spiritual subjects he parsed, and the unforgettable experiences he lived to the fullest during his time in Spain… Berger’s dynamic and lively prose, proves thoroughly infectious…”

– Craig Manning, Independent Publisher Magazine (Read the entire interview)

THE END OF THE SHERRY recounts what happens to a young American who finds himself abandoned in southern Spain in 1965 with a dog and a dubious car, stumbles into work as a nightclub pianist, and stays for three improbable years. Berger’s adventures blossom into a portrait of provincial Spain toward the end of the Franco dictatorship — bleakness that breaks into unexpected hilarity even as the author discovers his calling as a person and a writer. His return to Spain after the death of Franco puts it all into perspective.

The End of the Sherry

A kinetic memoir… an engrossing adventure.
Lovely anecdotes follow one after another, a connoisseur’s selection painted with specificity and a bright palette. When Berger wrestles with the meaning of cachondeo, he defines the picaresque nature of his own existence.
— New York Journal of Books
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Official Publication Date: January 1st, 2014
Cloth: $29.95
Paper: $19.95