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Dorothea Benton Frank, author of Porch Lights

Dorothea Benton Frank takes readers on an emotional journey deep into the heart of her beloved South Carolina Lowcountry. In PORCH LIGHTS, she conjures the magic and mystery in the wild shores, misty dunes, gentle salt breezes, and rainbow sunsets of the enchanted Sullivan’s Island, where three generations of a family will discover the indelible power of love.

Week of April 22, 2013

Meet the Keller family, five generations of firstborn women --- a line of daughters unbroken --- living together in the same house on a secluded olive grove in the Sacramento Valley of Northern California. Told from varying viewpoints, Courtney Miller Santo’s debut novel, THE ROOTS OF THE OLIVE TREE, captures the joys and sorrows of family --- the love, secrets, disappointments, jealousies and forgiveness that tie generations to one other.