Family sagas

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Unsheltered

Barbara Kingsolver

A testament to the power and goodness of the human spirit, Unsheltered explores the foundations we build, crossing time and place to give us all a little more hope in those around us, and a little more faith in ourselves.

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Carpentaria

Carpentaria

Alexis Wright

Alexis Wright is one of Australia's finest Aboriginal writers. Carpentaria is her second novel, an epic set in the Gulf country of north-western Queensland, from where her people come. The novel's portrait of life in the...

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The House of the Spirits

The House of the Spirits

Isabel Allende

As a girl, Clara del Valle can read fortunes, make objects move as if they had lives of their own, and predict the future. Following the mysterious death of her sister, Rosa the Beautiful, Clara is mute for nine years.

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Pachinko

Pachinko

Min Jin Lee

A victorian epic transplanted to Japan, following a Korean family of immigrants through eight decades and four generations.

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 Read reviewA Spool of Blue Thread

A Spool of Blue Thread

Anne Tyler

The whole family on the porch, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before. From that porch we spool back through the generations, witnessing the events, secrets and unguarded moments...

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There There

Tommy Orange

A groundbreaking polyphonic novel, weaving together a dynamic narrative about violence and recovery, family and loss, identity and power.

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 Read reviewRuins

Ruins

Rajith Savanadasa

In the bustling streets, overcrowded hospitals and glittering nightclubs of Colombo, five family members find their bonds stretched to breaking point in the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war.

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Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow.

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White Teeth

White Teeth

Zadie Smith

'White Teeth' is a comic epic of multicultural Britain which tells the story of immigrants in England over a period of 40 years.

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Commonwealth

Ann Patchett

For use in schools and libraries only. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how a chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved.

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The Namesake

The Namesake

Jhumpa Lahiri

`The Namesake' is the story of a boy brought up Indian in America.

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Bone

Bone

Fae Myenne Ng

A profoundly moving journey into San Francisco's Chinatown that is brutal and poignant, dreamy and gritty, specific to its place and resonant in its implication about what it means to be an American (Seattle...

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East of Eden

East of Eden

John Steinbeck

Set in the rich farmland of the Salinas Valley, California, this title follows the interwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations hopelessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the...

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The Corrections

The Corrections

Jonathan Franzen

From the author of 'Freedom', a richly realistic and darkly hilarious masterpiece about a family breakdown in an age of easy fixes.

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A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Khaled Hosseini

A riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love

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The Heart's Invisible Furies

The Heart’s Invisible Furies

John Boyne

'By turns savvy, witty and achingly sad, this is a novelist at the top of his game.' Mail on SundayForced to flee the scandal brewing in her hometown, Catherine Goggin finds herself pregnant and alone, in search of a new life at...

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Orchid & the Wasp

Caoilinn Hughes

An anarchic and hilarious portrait of a downwardly mobile family in post-crash Dublin

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Love Medicine (Revised edition)

Love Medicine (Revised edition)

Louise Erdrich

Set on and around a North Dakota Ojibwe reservation, Love Medicine - the first novel by bestselling, National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich - is the epic story about the intertwined fates of two families: the Kashpaws...

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The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan

Amy Tan's moving and poignant tale of immigrant Chinese mothers and their American-born daughters that inspired the BAFTA nominated filmIn 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, meet weekly to play mahjong...

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Middlesex

Middlesex

Jeffrey Eugenides

'I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974.'

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Thorn Birds

Thorn Birds

Colleen McCullough

The bestselling Australian novel of all time, Thorn Birds is the sweeping saga of three generations of the Cleary family.    

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

This magical realist novel tells the history of the Buendias family, the founders of Macondo, a remote South American settlement. In the world of the novel there is a Spanish galleon beached in the jungle, a flying carpet, and an...

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