The first book in a trilogy about the Grecos -- a quirky, New Jersey Italian family. Twenty-three-year-old middle child Silvia tries to unite them in hopes of saving them from devolving into a feuding, unloving family like those of her parents. Filled with humor, wit, insight and unforgettable characters! The author manages to make us care about this family. All of the Grecos are entertaining and their quirks are endearing. Olive Branches Don't Grow on Trees is a very real drama that gets to the heart of the conflict within the Greco family.