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« Tuesday August 21, 2012 »
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Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm
   Meet the Keller family, five generations of firstborn women--an unbroken line of daughters--living together in the same house on a secluded olive grove in the Sacramento Valley of Northern California. Anna, the family matriarch, is 112 and determined to become the oldest person in the world. An indomitable force, strong in mind and firm in body, she rules Hill House, the family home she shares with her daughter Bets, granddaughter Callie, great-granddaughter Deb, and great-great-granddaughter Erin. Though they lead ordinary lives, there is an element of the extraordinary to these women: the eldest two are defying longevity norms. Their unusual life spans have caught the attention of a geneticist who believes they hold the key to breakthroughs that will revolutionize the aging process for everyone. Courtney Miller Santo's compelling and evocative debut novel captures the joys and sorrows of family--the love, secrets, disappointments, jealousies, and forgiveness that tie generations to one another.
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