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Far From the Tree

Title

Far From the Tree

Publisher

St. Martin's Press

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780312202910

Pages

352 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Two African-American sisters, Celeste, a doctor's wife trying to maintain a facade of normalcy, and Ronnie, a struggling actress, inherit a North Carolina house at the death of their father and face a painful encounter with long- suppressed family secrets.

Grade Level

9-12; Adult

Topic

Family Relationships; Family member death; Family violence; Poverty; Homelessness; death of a parent; death of a father; abusive sibling; sexual abuse; impoverished family; homeless family

Main Character

adult women

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Family Formation

mother

Keywords

sisters; inheritance; North Carolina; marital problems; doctor; actress; secrets

Diversity Impact

direct

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