The roots of the olive tree: a novel

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"In the olive grove you've got to be wise in the feet and wild in the head." At the heart of the beautiful debut novel The Roots of the Olive Tree are five generations of firstborn Keller women who 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 the limits imposed on our lives. When a geneticist comes to study these marvel of longevity, Erin announces she is pregnant with a firstborn boy and the Keller women's world is blown wide open.


The family's lives, tied so closely with the land and the olive trees, are richly evoked with memories echoing across generations. Told in turn through the perspective of each of the women, the mystery of their existence is revealed in rich, compassionate writing that will remain a treasure across the generations.
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New York :William Morrow,c2012.

Read by Karen White.
Family secrets
Sacramento Valley (Calif.)
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9780062130532
9781848509863
006213051
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9780062201386
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author2-role , "In the olive grove you've got to be wise in the feet and wild in the head." At the heart of the beautiful debut novel The Roots of the Olive Tree are five generations of firstborn Keller women who 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 the limits imposed on our lives. When a geneticist comes to study these marvel of longevity, Erin announces she is pregnant with a firstborn boy and the Keller women's world is blown wide open. The family's lives, tied so closely with the land and the olive trees, are richly evoked with memories echoing across generations. 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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., BTCTAengBTCTABDXM$KKNJTnLvILS, California, Digital content provided by hoopla., Domestic fiction., Electronic books., FIC SANTOS, FIC044000FIC045000, FICTION / Contemporary Women, FICTION / Family Life, FICTION / General, Families, Family, Family secrets, Hay House Publishing2012, IG$A, IMmBTIMmBT, LP FIC SANTO, Large type books., Longevity, MWT11595586, MWT11913959, Made available through hoopla, Meet the Keller family, five generations of firstborn women-an unbroken 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 breakthroughs that will revolutionize the aging process for everyone. But Anna is not interested in unlocking secrets the Keller blood holds. She believes there are some truths that must stay hidden, including certain knowledge about her origins that she has carried for more than a century. Like Anna, each of the Keller women conceals her true self from the others. While they are bound by blood and the house they share, living together has not always been easy. And it is about to become more complicated now that Erin, the youngest, is back, alone and pregnant, after two years abroad with an opera company. Her return and the arrival of the geneticist who has come to study the Keller family ignites explosive emotions that these women have kept buried and uncovers revelations that will shake them all to their roots. Told from varying viewpoints, Courtney Miller Santo's compelling and evocative debut novel captures the joys and sorrows of family-the love, secrets, disappointments, jealousies, and forgiveness that tie generations to one another., Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., Mothers and daughters, New York :HarperLuxe,2012., New York :William Morrow,c2012., Occult & Supernatural, PS3619.A583R66 2012, PS3619.A584R66 2012, Read by Karen White., Sacramento Valley (Calif.), Santo, Courtney Miller., Santo, Courtney Millerauthor, TBX, TBXdistributor, The Roots of the Olive Tree, The roots of the olive tree /Courtney Miller Santo., The roots of the olive tree :a novelCourtney Miller Santo., The roots of the olive treeCourtney Miller Santo., TotalBooxdistributor, Unabridged., Vendor-supplied metadata, White, Karen, [United States]:Harper Collins Publishers ,2012., bl2012029557, computerc, data file, digital, eAudiobook hoopla, eBook hoopla, eng, hoopla digital., https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/hpc_9780062130532_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/hpc_9780062204868_180.jpeg, online resourcecr, spoken wordspw, text file, texttxt
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subject_facet California -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Electronic books, FICTION / Contemporary Women, FICTION / Family Life, FICTION / General, Families -- Fiction, Family -- Fiction, Family secrets -- Fiction, Large type books, Longevity -- Genetic aspects -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Occult & Supernatural, Sacramento Valley (Calif.) -- Fiction
title_display The roots of the olive tree
title_full The Roots of the Olive Tree [eBook] Santo, Courtney Miller, The roots of the olive tree / Courtney Miller Santo, The roots of the olive tree : a novel [electronic resource] / Courtney Miller Santo, The roots of the olive tree [electronic resource] / Courtney Miller Santo, The roots of the olive tree [text (large print)] / Courtney Miller Santo
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