Excerpt from Family Tree

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My book this week is not a mystery or a thriller, but a “slice of life” women’s contemporary novel, Family Tree, a novel by Susan Wiggs. I wasn’t sure when I downloaded it whether it would keep me interested, or whether it would be a yawn that I eventually gave up on. It has turned out to be a fascinating tapestry of interwoven stories, a combination of family epic, romance, and recovery from tragedy.

Married couples fought about the dumbest things. Who left the cap off the toothpaste … The number of syllables in broccoli … And now this. The water buffalo.​​​​​​​

Susan Wiggs, Family Tree

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Annie Harlow knows how lucky she is. The producer of a popular television cooking show, she loves her handsome husband and the beautiful Los Angeles 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 yearlong 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 judge. 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.

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Comments

  1. I loved this book, and I’ve also enjoyed several others by the author. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “THE BURNING GIRL”

  2. Wondering what’s up with the water buffalo. People do argue like that all the time. My Teaser is from Love, Sasquatch, and Other Imaginary Things.

  3. I have a theory – folks battle about the little things that don’t apparently matter, because they feel safe. But underneath those battles are all the other things they feel are too big or threatening to rant about – so they substitute the toothpaste. Or water buffalo… My TT this week is a fantasy adventure I’m just starting – https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/09/05/teaser-tuesday-5th-september-2017/

  4. The quote is very true! Looks like an intense book though. Here’s my TT: http://bit.ly/2w2Fva1

  5. That quote is so true. Probably has something to do with familiarity,

    My TT from The Dover Demon

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