Book Club: The Roots of the Olive Tree

The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo
The Roots of the Olive Tree
by Courtney Miller Santo

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.