In October, the National Book Foundation sponsors National Book Month to encourage Americans to make books part of their lives. If you're looking for a captivating new book to mark the occasion, consider Courtney Miller Santo's debut novel The Roots of the Olive Tree (Kindle & ePUB). Set in an olive tree farm in Northern California, the novel follows five generations of women who struggle to maintain peace in their family home in the midst of their private secrets. When a geneticist arrives in search of the key to their longevity (Anna, the oldest, is 112) and Erin, the youngest, returns home pregnant, their emotions, along with their secrets, can't stay hidden for long. Pick up this novel for National Book Month--a great excuse to treat yourself to a mesmerizing read.