Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick: The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo
Due out August 21, 2012

Snyopsis taken from Amazon:
'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.


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Too funny, you and Jill picked the same book. It does sound good.

Jill said...

Seriously?? :) But should I really be surprised? We're so frequently on the same that said, great pick!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I say "great minds think alike," Tina.

This one sounds really good!

I often find books I want to read here, Tina, so thanks! (You, too, Jill!).


Anonymous said...

This sounds like a promising debut. I am adding this to my TBR. Thanks for sharing and giving me my first look!