Paperback. Pub Date: 2012 Pages: 320 Publisher: William Morrow Meet the Keller family. Five generations of firstborn women-an unoken line of daughters-living together in the same house on a secluded olive grove in the Sacramento Valley of Northern California.Anna. the family matriarch. is 112 and determined to become the oldest person in the world. An indomitable force. strong in mind and firm in body. she rules Hill House. the family home she shares with her daughter Bets. granddaughter Callie . great-granddaughter Deb. and great-great-granddaughter Erin. Though they lead ordinary lives. there is an element of the extraordinary to these women: the eldest two are defying longevity norms. Their unusual lifespans have caught the attention of a geneticist who believes they hold the key to eakthroughs that will revolutionize the aging process for everyone.But Anna is not interes...
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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.Review:
In a debut that takes a wry look at our obsession with ageing and its elixirs, Santo also raises interesting questions about the nature of family bonds. (Daily Mail)
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Book Description William Morrow & Company 2012-01-01, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780062219961B