An extraordinary new voice in contemporary woman's fiction, Courtney Miller Santo makes her magnificent debut with The Roots of the Olive Tree, a novel that will delight fans of Sarah Blake's The Postmistress, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, and the works of Kristin Hannah.
Five generations of firstborn Keller women live in the same house on an olive grove in secluded northern California.
Matriarch Anna is 112 and trying to be the oldest woman in the world--and succeeding heartily. Her daughter Bets, granddaughter Callie, great-granddaughter Deb, and great-great granddaughter Erin are also defying longevity norms. When a geneticist comes to study the women at the same time Erin announces she is pregnant with a firstborn boy, the Kellers' roots are shaken wide open.
Told in the third-person perspective of each of the women, their story--the secrets and lies that divide them and the love that ultimately ties them together--is revealed in compulsive prose and compassionate drive.
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- ISBN-13: 9780062130525
- ISBN-10: 0062130528
- Publisher: William Morrow & Company
- Publish Date: April 2013
- Dimensions: 7.99 x 5.38 x 0.81 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.53 pounds
- Page Count: 336