We’re excited to welcome back author Courtney Miller Santo to the Sutter Home Book Club. An extraordinary new voice in contemporary women’s fiction, her novel Three Story House, was a previous pick. This month, we’ve selected The Roots of the Olive Tree, which marked Courtney’s debut. Her multi-generational story is a wonderful fit as we prepare for Thanksgiving, a time when many of us celebrate with our extended family, sharing good food and some great stories.
Set in a house on an olive grove in the Sacramento Valley of northern California (not far from Sutter Home’s own home in Napa!), 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.