family-tree

Family Tree
By Susan Wiggs
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published August 9th 2016 by William Morrow
ISBN: 0062425439
(ISBN13: 9780062425430)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Summary from Goodreads*

For readers of Kristin Hannah and Jodi Picoult comes a powerful, emotionally complex story of love, loss, the pain of the past—and the promise of the future.

Sometimes the greatest dream starts with the smallest element. A single cell, joining with another. And then dividing. And just like that, the world changes.

Annie Harlow knows how lucky she is. The producer of a popular television cooking show, she loves her handsome husband and the beautiful Manhattan home they share. And now, she’s pregnant with their first child.

But in an instant, her life is shattered. And when Annie awakes from a year-long coma, she discovers that time isn’t the only thing she’s lost.

Grieving and wounded, Annie retreats to her old family home in Switchback, Vermont, a maple farm generations old. There, surrounded by her free-spirited brother, their divorced mother, and four young nieces and nephews, Annie slowly emerges into a world she left behind years ago: the town where she grew up, the people she knew before, the high-school boyfriend turned ex-cop. And with the discovery of a cookbook her grandmother wrote in the distant past, Annie unearths an age-old mystery that might prove the salvation of the family farm.

Family Tree is the story of one woman’s triumph over betrayal, and how she eventually comes to terms with her past. It is the story of joys unrealized and opportunities regained. Complex, clear-eyed and big-hearted, funny, sad, and wise, it is a novel to cherish and to remember.

 

My Thoughts
Really enjoyed this book!!!! Great story line alternating betwen “Then” and “Now”. The “now” parts  were my favorite but they were enhanced by the “then” parts.  Was nervous toward the end but was pleased with the conclusion!!!! Very hard to put down! Great read!!!!
reviewed by DC
Rating: 5
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