Today, Sara and Chelsey share their favorite classic and contemporary sweeping family sagas. We recommend intergenerational stories that take place over decades or centuries—or across multiple continents. We also define and discuss this sub genre and speculate about why it’s become such a popular phrase in publishing. Do you have a favorite novel that fits on our list?
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by Isabel Allende ( The House of the Spirits Amazon)
by Amy Tan ( The Joy Luck Club Amazon)
by Louise Erdrich ( Love Medicine Amazon)
by Louise Erdrich ( The Night Watchman Amazon)
by John Steinbeck ( East of Eden Amazon)
by Evelyn Waugh ( Brideshead Revisited Amazon)
by George Eliot ( Middlemarch Amazon)
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez ( One Hundred Years of Solitude Amazon)
by Colleen McCullough ( The Thorn Birds Amazon)
by Betty Smith ( A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Amazon)
by Toni Morrison ( Song of Solomon Amazon)
by Alex Haley ( Roots: The Saga of an American Family Amazon)
by Alex Haley ( The Autobiography of Malcolm X Amazon)
by Yaa Gyasi ( Homegoing Amazon)
by Diana Gabaldon ( Outlander Amazon)
by Fatima Farheen Mirza ( A Place for Us Amazon)
The L by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers ( ove Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois Amazon)
by Min Jin Lee ( Pachinko Amazon)
by Marilynne Robinson ( Gilead Amazon)