I didn’t realize I was listening to another book with the same title until about three chapters into Far From the Tree by Virginia Deberry and Donna Grant! I thought I had requested the more recent novel by another author. Oops! That one will remain on my list to read!
This mix-up turned out to be a fortunate one because I enjoyed this story about an African-American woman and her grown daughters! When Della’s husband of many years passes on unexpectedly, long-held secrets are revealed which change the course of the lives of their daughter Ronnie, the aspiring actress, her sister Celeste whose marriage is on the verge of collapse, and their mother Della who is forced to revisit the unhappy home of her youth.
This is a down to earth, heartfelt, story with a message about mother-daughter relationships written in distinct dialects. I am grateful to have encountered it “by mistake”!