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Far From the Tree | [Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant]

Far From the Tree

Celeste English and Ronnie Frazier are sisters, but they couldn't be more different. Celeste is a doctor's wife, living a perfect and elegant façade. But secretly, her marriage is falling apart and her need to control people around her threatens to destroy them all. Ronnie is an actress, living in New York. But she has no money, she has no home, and her life is held together by "chewing gum, paper clips, and spit." When their father dies, the sisters inherit a house in Prosper, North Carolina.
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Celeste English and Ronnie Frazier are sisters, but they couldn't be more different. Celeste is a doctor's wife, living a perfect and elegant façade. But secretly, her marriage is falling apart and her need to control people around her threatens to destroy them all. Ronnie is an actress, living in New York. But she has no money, she has no home, and her life is held together by "chewing gum, paper clips, and spit." When their father dies, the sisters inherit a house in Prosper, North Carolina. Their mother, Della, would rather they forget about going there and dredging up the past. Neither of them suspect that their trip to Prosper will uncover decades-old secrets, family betrayals, and tangled relationships - or that it will make these two strangers realize that they are, and always will be, sisters.

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    Dee Chula Vista, CA, United States 04-19-09
    Dee Chula Vista, CA, United States 04-19-09 Member Since 2008
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    "My Favorite Book So Far, by Far!"

    This book made me laugh, cry and relate. I felt it was well written and very engaging. I heard they were making a movie. I will be first in line to buy tickets. You will not be disappointed. And, the narrator was excellent. Happy Listening!

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    Dream Watauga, TX, United States 09-28-11
    Dream Watauga, TX, United States 09-28-11 Member Since 2011

    LIFE just happens that way sometimes!

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    "this is a great listen"

    I liked this book a lot but some parts of the book just dragged on. The story line was great and I could feel each characters personalities and struggles. I like the way the characters are their own people, reading this I felt like she was telling a story about something I had endured and each character reminded me of myself in a way. The book kind of dragged on in some spots, and the changes from the present to the past in some parts of the story were hard to decipher but I follwed the story with ease. This book inspired me to find out the history of my family and realize and finally understand that my family isn't the only one with deep dark secrets. This book has also opened my eyes to the meaning of TRUE LOVE and see that people will do anything to get what they want. I would love to read another book from these authors. I also think that the narrator did an amazing job and kept me wanting to find out more.

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    Louise Toronto, Ontario, Canada 03-18-12
    Louise Toronto, Ontario, Canada 03-18-12 Member Since 2008
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    Loved the characters and the story. Touching but real. Characters very engaging. Narration excellent. I feel like moving to South Carolina. Made me think about a few things too in terms of why we do the things we do. Read this book.

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    If you could sum up Far From the Tree in three words, what would they be?

    Fantastic, Great story-line.


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    A real page turner. The story draws you in.


    What does Fran L. Washington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She reads well. Wasn't always sure which character was speaking at times, but a very small issue.


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    It's sad in places and had to get to the end to find out what was going on but I couldn't put it down.


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    Excellent read! Great writing. Would definitely read another book from these authors.

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