Evergreen - excerpt from 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Entry

The key to everlasting life resides in the cells of 112 year old Anna Davison Keller She doesn t know this yet, nor does she know that her great great granddaughter s unexpected arrival will initiate an unraveling of five generations of secrets that will destroy one member of Anna s family and liberate another EVERGREEN offers an excruciatingly close examination of the rThe key to everlasting life resides in the cells of 112 year old Anna Davison Keller She doesn t know this yet, nor does she know that her great great granddaughter s unexpected arrival will initiate an unraveling of five generations of secrets that will destroy one member of Anna s family and liberate another EVERGREEN offers an excruciatingly close examination of the relationship between mothers and daughters through the prism of the Keller women, their olive grove, and their Northern California town The youngest, Erin, arrives home carrying the child of her married lover Her only objective is getting her mother, Deborah, paroled before the birth of the child In prison for killing her husband, Deborah hasn t spoken to her own mother, Calliope, in the twenty years she s been incarcerated Calliope, who lost her faith in a plane accident and gained an addiction to painkillers, struggles to overcome her disconnect and embrace an unlikely love, despite the disapproval of Bets, her mother Watching her Anna s endless living is exhausting Bets At eighty five, she takes no joy in her longevity and wishes only to keep the truth about Frank, her husband, hidden until both of them are safely in their graves Instinctively, Anna understands there are vast unresolved questions about her own past, but chooses to focus instead on her quest to become the oldest person in the world This contemporary novel appeals to every daughter who thinks she knows her mother s story and every mother who longs to be seen as living, breathing, fallible being by her daughter It also tackles the complex issue of modern society s obsession with longevity and the natural consequences of living a prolonged life Threaded with conflict and rich characterization, this is a novel that compels readers to turn the page.
Evergreen excerpt from Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Entry The key to everlasting life resides in the cells of year old Anna Davison Keller She doesn t know this yet nor does she know that her great great granddaughter s unexpected arrival will initiate

  • Title: Evergreen - excerpt from 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Entry
  • Author: Courtney Miller Santo
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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