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Far From The Tree - Recommendation *PIC*
Far from the Tree
Hardcover - 352 pages (September 2000)
"DeBerry and Grant's second collaboration, about four generations of African American women, is captivating and compelling. All the women, particularly Annie's love child, Odella, the granddaughters, Celeste and Veronica, and the fourth-generation daughter, Niki, display strength and determination. Their struggles as women who are mothers, daughters, and sisters lead them back to family property in Prosper, North Carolina. The old saying that the apple does not fall far from the tree is poignantly depicted in this family, whether it's Annie's catering business, the great-granddaughters' quest to become chefs, Odella's dismissal of the past, or Celeste's and Veronica's inability to make their lives work in the present...."
[*PIC* is from the soon -to-be-released (Jan 2002) paperback edition]