Literature > Family Saga

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    East of Eden by John Steinbeck

The masterpiece of Steinbeck's later years -- a powerful and vastly ambitious novel that is at once a family saga and a modern retelling of the Book of Genesis. Set in rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families--the Trasks and the Hamiltons--whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

Year: 1952
Genre: Family Saga

    Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw

A memorable novel by one of America’s greatest twentieth-century authors, Rich Man, Poor Man offers a gripping ride through America between the Second World War and Vietnam. It was made into one of the first primetime TV mini-series, and starred Nick Nolte, Peter Strauss, and Susan Blakely.

Year: 1969
Genre: Family Saga

    Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw

Year: 1977
Genre: Family Saga

    The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

"The first of my father's illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels".

Year: 1981
Genre: Family Saga

    All Our Yesterdays by Robert B. Parker

"All Our Yesterdays" opens amid the violence and tumult of 1920s Ireland with Conn Sheridan, a reckless young IRA captain. Conn's forbidden affair with Hadley Winslow, a Boston tycoon's wife, initiates a dangerous entanglement of desire and blackmail between two families that will span three generations. When a shattering betrayal forces Conn to flee Ireland, he beings a new life in America as a Boston cop.

Year: 1994
Genre: Family Saga




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1952East of Eden by John Steinbeck Family Saga
1969Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw Family Saga
1977Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw Family Saga
1981The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving Family Saga
1994All Our Yesterdays by Robert B. Parker Family Saga, Boston





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