An Afternoon with Author Courtney Miller Santo


Photo of author Courtney Miller Santo.This Sunday, September 16 at 3:00 PM, Courtney Miller Santo will be reading from her new novel, The Roots of the Olive Tree. A wine and cheese reception will begin at 2:30 PM and books will be available for selling and signing after the author’s presentation.

About the Book

The Roots of the Olive Tree chronicles the Keller family, five generations of firstborn women—an unbroken line of daughters—living together in the same house on a secluded olive grove in the Sacramento Valley of Northern California. Erin, the youngest, returns home suddenly, alone and pregnant, after two years abroad with an opera company. Her return and the arrival of the geneticist who has come to study the Keller family ignites explosive emotions that these women have kept buried and uncovers revelations that will shake them all to their roots.

The Prequel

In July, Santo announced on her website that Under the Olive Tree: A Novella, a prequel to The Roots of the Olive Tree, had just been published as an eBook. It is currently available to download for free on any electronic device. Visit the Harper Collins page to download the book today!


Author Bio:

Stephanie C hopes to see you at the Belmont Library for this event on Sunday September 16 at 3:00pm! She is planning to read The Roots of the Olive Tree as soon as she finishes the book she’s currently reading. She does not actually like olives, unless they are in the form of olive oil with bread.

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