On Tuesday, August 21st at 6:00 pm, Courtney Miller Santo makes her debut with a novel that will delight fans of Sarah Blake’s The Postmistress, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, and the works of Kristin Hannah. Set in a house on an olive grove in northern California, The Roots of the Olive Tree is a story that brings to life five generations of women–including an 112 year-old matriarch determined to break all Guinness longevity records–the secrets and lies that divide them and the love that ultimately ties them together.
Courtney Miller Santo teaches creative writing at the University of Memphis, where she received her MFA. She has a BA in journalism from Washington and Lee University and although born and raised in Portland, Oregon, she’s spent most of her adult life in the South. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review, Irreantum, Sunstone and Segullah.