Beneath a Tall Tree

"Beneath a Tall Tree" by Jean StraussWhen Jean Strauss sets out to find her birth family, she unearths roots that go far beyond her wildest expectations. This incredibly funny and touching journey redefines the meaning of family and celebrates the universal connections that link us all.

“In addition to being an incredibly moving human story, this is as exciting as any detective story…”
– Annette Baran

“Jean Strauss went in search of her roots, with time, distance, sealed records, and mulish bureaucrats against her. She found her roots but Jean’s humanity led her past even that, to find her family in every face. This a very funny, very moving, very insightful book.”
– Jameson Parker