The Roots of the Olive Tree
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.Set in a... show more
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.Set in a house on an olive grove in northern California, The Roots of the Olive Tree is a beautiful, touching story that brings to life five generations of women—including an unforgettable 112-year-old matriarch determined to break all Guinness longevity records—the secrets and lies that divide them and the love that ultimately ties them together.
Publish date: April 23rd 2013
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Anna Keller at 112 years old is determined to survive and be the oldest living person on record. She is the matriarch of five generations of women living at Hill House, an olive plantation in Northern California. Erin, the youngest of the Hill House women, returns from overseas with a geneticist ...
Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-roots-of-olive-tree.htmlThe Roots of the Olive Tree is a story of five generation of women. Anna is the matriarch of the family and have lived to become the oldest person in the world. Elizabeth or Bets is next. Th...
I would give this book 2 1/2 stars if that were an option. I have an Advance Reader's Edition from Harper Collins. The book centers around five generations of women who live together. None of these women seem to age, so a scientist comes to investigate why. His visit is the catalyst for revealing...
Roots of The Olive Tree by Courtney Miller SantoI was first attracted to this book because of the name, olive tree in the title. Coming from a family of nurserymen this would be right up my alley.Love the proverbs and how they are useful to the olive pickers.This is a story about 5 generations of wo...