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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (923 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Courtney Miller Santo Narrator: Karen White Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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An extraordinary new voice in contemporary woman’s fiction, Courtney Miller Santo makes her magnificent debut with 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.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Santo’s debut offers a compelling look at five strong women…This solid novel will appeal to fans of women’s fiction.”

    Library Journal

  • Selected for the September 2012 Indie Next List
  • Semifinalist for the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jayne | 2/11/2014

    " Interesting premise to explore multiple generations of women in a family, but just not enough tension for me. I did like the fact that all of the women did not aspire to the "family" traditions and expectations that the reader might bring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marla Cosner | 2/10/2014

    " Excellent read :) loved the women. The ending was a bit abrupt. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Katie | 1/29/2014

    " This book was just filled with weirdness. A lot of non-realistics/unbelievable stuff. Not really likeable characters, either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nancy | 1/22/2014

    " I found this book difficult to follow in places due to the multigenerational group of women whose stories are told here. It is an interesting concept; 5 generations of women with the eldest mother at 112 years old, the background of California olive groves and growers and long buried family secrets. It has appeal to women from families of multigenerational females (like mine), but I think the writing could have been a bit better and the ending a bit less ambiguous for my taste. Not sure if this is a first novel by this author, however I think she has great storytelling ability which needs some 'work'. I will keep my eyes open for her next novel. "

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