I’ve been thinking about families this week. I just finished an excellent book called This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman that tells the story of one family’s struggles after their teenage son makes a huge mistake (I’ll write more about the book later). I started thinking about how much I love reading about family dynamics and about how fascinating and unique each family is, not only real-life families, but fictional families as well. Some of my most memorable and thought-provoking reads have been novels about families. This week’s Pryday question is:
What are your favorite family sagas?
My most recent favorite novels that center on families are Shanghai Girls by Lisa See, a novel that explores the relationship between two Chinese immigrant sisters, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, a tale of twin brothers growing up in Ethiopia and Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson about two sisters and their shifting family loyalties.
How about you? What are your favorite family sagas?