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Publisher's Summary

From the number one New York Times best-selling author 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 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.

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.

©2016 Susan Wiggs (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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Enjoyed

But dragged at times. Good narration, story, just not my favorite. Nice one for car ride

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Amazing

Food, family, hope, and struggle it was an amazing story. The narrator was perfect highly recommended.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Almost Perfect

Overall, I loved the whole story. I didn't love the 'then' 'now' back and forth.

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Goosebumps

I can’t count how many times this story gave me goosebumps. I loved it, beautiful!!!

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Not enjoying the narration

I'm not sure I'm going to finish this - it's very slow moving, which can be a good thing if it adds to the story line or character development. In this case there is no reason to belabor the details, plus the narrator's inflections go high and low at an uneven pace - either she's too loud or too soft. And I cringe when she speaks in the men's voices -- soooo unnaturally soft and mellow it makes it hard to imagine the men that would own these voices! This might be one of those books better read than listened to.

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So hard to rate that I had to review

This book was well written, but I'm not a fan of jumping around in time and jumping from one person's perspective to another.

As a person who is actually the age of the main character, and from a small town not far from the setting of this novel, I have to tell you it felt like this story was being written by someone much older who doesn't have much experience with our generation. We are, after all, the first wave of millennials.

The details regarding the parents falling in and out of love were ultimately unnecessary as they didn't change the story of the main character beyond her being a cynical child of divorce.

All in al, I won't re-read this book, but I finished it because I needed to know the final outcome.

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Couldn't put it down

I love everything about this book. The characters, the stories, the setting, the food inspiration and the bits of wisdom scattered throughout. When I finished listening I was tempted to immediately start over from the beginning. Didn't want it to end.

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Terrible narration

Impossible to listen to because of the narration. Don't waste your money. Story drags on too.

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Fairytale

If you like fairytales, this book is for you. At first it is sweet, then it progresses to sappy and finally you say to yourself how stupid can this girl be? By the way, it is obvious how it will end, sugar sweet

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