Popular Family Sagas to Add On Your Bookshelves

Author: Sherry Helms

From our eclectic collection of Books on Family through thick and thin, we have extracted out some well-received titles for our readers that boast stories about families with love, harmony, loss, tragedy, fear, despair,……, hope. The family members you’ll meet in these books will teach you some lessons worth learning for life, and that let you empathize or live psychologically in some odd circumstances of life which you may not have experienced yet in your life.

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold “My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973.”

So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her — her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, this bestseller succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett – In this coming of age book, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women – mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends – view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, it has a timeless and universal story about a daughter, her mother and her maid.

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards – A rich and deeply moving page-turner, this NY Times bestselling novel captures the way life takes unexpected turns and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets burst into the open. It is an astonishing tale of redemptive love. This is a brilliantly crafted family drama that explores every mother’s silent fear: what would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you?

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult - Written by the author who is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people, this is an emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness. This is the story about a teen who was conceived as a bone marrow match for her sister Kate, and what happens when she begins to question who she really is. Written with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity, this is the novel that will keep readers wiping their noses on sleeves from middle to the end.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer - This is the story of nine-year-old Oskar Schell, the precocious amateur physicist who is trying to uncover clues about his father’s death in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11. He has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts on an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – A touching tale of love, sisterhood and hardship during the New England Civil War, Little Women narrates the story of the lovable March sisters – Meg, Beth, Jo and Amy – who try to support their mother at home while their father is away at war. While describing the trials and tribulations of their growing age and relationships with one another, Ms. Alcott, in this breakthrough classic, superbly intertwines the bad and good times of their life.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, this family drama takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Set in the small Southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Depression, To Kill a Mockingbird follows three years in the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus; three years punctuated by the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man accused of raping a white woman.

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