The Family Tree Paperback
A loving family, a child on the way, and a secret concealed generations ago that will tear their lives apart...'The Family Tree' is issue-led women's fiction perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult.
Dana Clarke has it all - a husband, Hugh, who she adores, a beautiful home in a wealthy area, and a baby on the way.
But, when her daughter, Lizzie, is born, what should be the happiest day of her life turns out to be the moment that her world falls apart.
Lizzie is beautiful, healthy, and black...Born from two white parents, there are only two possibilities: that a distant relative was of African descent, or that Dana has had an affair.
As the Clarke family reel from the shock, accusations are thrown and soon the trust that Dana and Hugh had prided themselves on is slipping away.
So begins a poignant journey to uncover the truth about their past, to discover what legacy their ancestors left them. And, as the stability of the Clarke family is torn apart, the reader is forced to ask how much any one of us really knows about our own identity.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 330 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 05/11/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007245123
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Review by wyvernfriend
The story of racism and hidden family secrets. What happens when a child, obviously with some black heritage is born of a pair of white parents. The digging in the past and the present causes some headaches and almost splits the family apart is what.I did guess some of the secrets and really while it was quite readable I felt a lot of the issues were put forward to make a point rather than be interesting. Readable but nothing I would enthuse about. Good for people who like Jodi Picoult.