Family Tree

Family Tree

Large Print - 2016 | Large print edition
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Annie Harlow knows how lucky she is. The producer of a popular television cooking show, she loves her handsome husband and the beautiful Manhattan 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 year-long 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 ex-cop. 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062466365
0062466364
Branch Call Number: LP WIGGS-S
Characteristics: 530 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
larger print (14 point)

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pburgess_84
Jun 18, 2018

I wish my neighborhood branch of CPL would stock some Susan Wiggs books; the stories are perfect bedtime or downtime reading material. True, there's no big mysteries or climaxes but isn't that how most of our lives roll out day-to-day? She's a good writer and doesn't return to themes endlessly, which is appreciated.

bibliosara Apr 25, 2018

Family Tree is a charming read about family, first love, and roots. (Thus... "Family Tree".) The story begins with Annie, a successful cooking show producer and happy wife to the show's star. When catastrophe strikes, Annie must pick up the fragments of her past in order to make sense of her future.
The setting of this, one of the most recent Wiggs books, was lovely! I really enjoyed all the talk of the love of cooking, maple syrup, and Vermont landscapes (I've never been, but I sure want to now!!). Annie was an endearingly realistic character with flaws, quirks, and hurts. She doesn't let tragedy significantly change her. The romance was heartwarming, but the real story is about Annie's connections to her family, her past, and food. Although it dragged a bit at times, this was a worthwhile read perfect for late summer lazy days.

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Zoelexi777
Aug 01, 2017

What a wonderful book. This is the first book I've read written by Susan Wiggs and I really enjoyed it. It's a story of two people who met when they were still in high school and fell in love but somehow couldn't get their lives moving in the same direction. It was an easy, delightful read. I found myself not wanting to put it down so I read it fairly quickly. I would recommend reading this book if you're in the mood for something on the lighter side.

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twhitehead24
Jul 04, 2017

I absolutely loved "Family Tree"! Annie awakens after a year-long coma kept her life on hold. This book tells her story from her teenage years to how she got where she was and how she lived her life starting from scratch. Cooking was her and her Gran's life and she took those moments in the kitchen into her future. This story is about lost loves and new futures. Just tugs at the heartstrings.

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lilyofthevalley3
Feb 15, 2017

I started off quite enjoying the story but then I felt it dragged on.

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pktab
Oct 19, 2016

Family Tree is a good read, it's just not an exciting one. I already figured out how it would end, I only had to finish reading it to see how it was accomplished.

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ronchervy
Oct 18, 2016

Predictable but a great read.

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Reads_A_Lot
Aug 24, 2016

Simple story that's very predictable. Preview inside the cover made it sound more interesting and deeper than it really was. The book is all Annie - her family is just a small part in the background, and there was no mystery. A lot of chapters are in the past during Annie's teenage and college years. OK if you're looking for something light to read.

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caj1222204441801
Aug 22, 2016

Wow! This book rocks!!! Annie, the main character, finds out that things change the dynamic of the family when a tragic event occurs. Well written and spell binding. You wont want to put this one down.

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