About the book
When Rebecca Monroe—married to Alistair, a scientist who doesn’t believe in fate, but rather genetic disposition—discovers that she is pregnant, she begins to question what makes us who we are and whether her own precarious family history will play a role in her future. For Rebecca, the wry and observant narrator of The Family Tree, simple things said over breakfast take on greater meaning: a home-improvement project foreshadows darker things to come; the color of one’s eyes, the slope of a forehead are all missing.
Reviewed by Biscuits, Books and Banter reading group:
All agreed the book was much better than title and blurb suggested. We enjoyed the 3 strand narrative that ended up as a mystery novel. The writing was clever and entertaining and the eras described 50s, 70s and today had relevance for all members. A good discussion came from the book.
Star rating: ***