Fiction books about family relationships
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Delilah lives with her abusive dad. He hates her and makes sure she knows. He makes her move Colorado from California because he arranged a marriage for her. Will Delilah and Seth go through with the marriage or will there secrets tear them apart? She meets david, and everything changes. She is happy, and is getting over amy's death slowly. Her parents are happy too. Chris is a seventeen year old girl, who has a brother named Josh. Hannah is her best friend, Who cheers her up when she's sad.
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Before Avery Salvatore's mother got her promotion in Florida. Something bad happened and now they are moving to Florida to get away from what happened. Avery's mother Janet moves in her old best friend's mansion.Family reunions are so fun… right?
These novels will help you feel a little less alone with stories of family secrets that for some reason only come out when everyone is all together. One big happy family. The Van Meters have gathered at their family retreat on the island of Waskeke to celebrate the marriage of daughter Daphne to the impeccably appropriate Greyson Duff. The weekend is full of champagne, salt air and practiced bonhomie, but long-buried discontent and simmering lust stir beneath the surface. Add to cart.
But Olivia, a doctor, is only coming home because she has to. In the seemingly idyllic town of Rundle Junction, Bennie and Walter are preparing to host the wedding of their eldest daughter Clem. A marriage ceremony at their beloved, rambling home should be the happiest of occasions, but Walter and Bennie have a secret.
A new community has moved to Rundle Junction, threatening the social order and forcing Bennie and Walter to confront uncomfortable truths about the lengths they would go to to maintain harmony. Claire brings her new boyfriend, Patrick never Pata seemingly sensible, eligible from a distance Ironman in Waiting.
Matt brings the new love of his life, Alex, funny, smart, and extremely patient. Scarlett, who is seven, brings her imaginary friend Posey. Together the five or six?
London, Now, for the first time in years, Gretta calls her children home : Michael Francis, a history teacher whose marriage is failing; Monica, whose blighted past has driven a wedge between her and her younger sister; and Aoife, the youngest, whose new life in Manhattan is elaborately arranged to conceal a devastating secret.
For the Kellehers, Maine is a place where children run in packs, showers are taken outdoors, and old Irish songs are sung around a piano. Maggie is thirty-two and pregnant, waiting for the perfect moment to tell her imperfect boyfriend the news; Ann Marie, a Kelleher by marriage, is channeling her domestic frustration into a dollhouse obsession and an ill-advised crush; Kathleen, the black sheep, never wanted to set foot in the cottage again; and Alice, the matriarch at the center of it all, would trade every floorboard for a chance to undo the events of one night, long ago.
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They shared everything, swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions. Meticulously researched, drawing on the letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime, National Book Award finalist Deborah Heiligman weaves a tale of two lives intertwined and the extraordinary love of the Van Gogh brothers. What do I love about books about families?
These things, either combined or on their own, create great plot twists and reveal to us truths about our own dysfunctional families that we are too ashamed to admit. Commonwealth by Anne Patchett.
Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. Alfred is ill and as his condition worsens the whole family must face the failures, secrets and long-buried hurts that haunt them if they are to make the corrections that each desperately needs.
But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture. Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets. East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. The heartbreaking trajectory of their relationship contrasts sharply with the colorful swirl of friends and family members who surround them, especially the newlyweds Kitty and Levin, who forge a touching bond as they struggle to make a life together.
Ephraim, New York, are a large and fortunate clan, blessed with good looks, abundant charisma, and boundless promise. But over the twenty-five year span of this ambitious novel, the Mulvaneys will slide, almost imperceptibly at first, from the pinnacle of happiness, transformed by the vagaries of fate into a scattered collection of lost and lonely souls.
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.
Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. When he grows up, Stephen goes to Oxford as a Rhodes scholar, and stays on to avoid the draft and Vietnam. He marries an Englishwoman, and they experience many of the things the baby boomer generation went through. Later the torch is passed to their children. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. To understand why Calliope is not like other girls, she has to uncover a guilty family secret, and the astonishing genetic history that turns Callie into Cal.
As he travels a route that takes him from India to Spain, he leaves behind a tale of mad passions and volcanic family hatreds, of titanic matriarchs and their mesmerized offspring, of premature deaths and curses that strike beyond the grave.
Bone by Fae Myenne Ng. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts.The fundamental bonds forged between siblings, or the lack thereof, can affect a person for a lifetime. Sibling interactions range from loving and companionable to strained and even violent. There can be bitter rivalries, tender closeness, simmering resentment, or sometimes just an aching absence.
So it is no wonder that these foundational relationships provide rich material in books about siblings. The following list draws from fiction and nonfiction, and offers suggested titles for readers of every age—children, teens, and adults. In every book, the sibling relationship is a central element. All descriptions in quotes are from the publishers. She seizes it, even though it means lying and betraying her sister. After being orphaned in a most peculiar way, they seek refuge in the butcher shop of their aunt and her husband.
Theirs is a story grounded in the tenacity of relationships, the extraordinary magic of natural events, and the unending mystery of the human condition. A mysterious letter leads Edie to Milderhurst Castle, the three elderly Blythe sisters, and some long-hidden secrets. Meet The Family Fang, an unforgettable collection of demanding, brilliant, and absolutely endearing oddballs whose lives are risky and mischievous performance art.
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Set inthis historical fiction book is based on the true story of one of the first American female deputy sheriffs. Following a run-in with a factory owner, Constance Kopp and her sisters fight to protect their family and home. And these tough women prove they are up to the challenge. In the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India, fraternal twins Esthappen and Rahel fashion a childhood for themselves in the shade of the wreck that is their family. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem.
Olivia Laguni is half-Chinese, but typically American in her uneasiness with her patchwork family. A masterpiece that breathtakingly tells a story of alienation and connection, power and abuse, devastation and renewal. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy.
Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split-second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. When he is found dead in the French Broad River of rural North Carolina, his teenaged stepsister, Jess, is sought for questioning by their family and the police.
This is the story of two sisters, Marianne and Elinor Dashwood. But when Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, they set out on the journey of a lifetime, one that will take them through the Chinese countryside, in and out of the clutch of brutal soldiers, and across the Pacific to the shores of America.
He reluctantly returns to face his long-dysfunctional family and haunting memories of a troubled past. Now old and ailing, she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life.
She summons biographer Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth, hidden by those who loved her most, remains an ever-present pain. While Larry Cook deteriorates into a pathetic drunk, his daughters are left to cope with the often grim realities of life on a family farm—from battering husbands to cutthroat lenders.
Their days pass in happy isolation until cousin Charles appears. Only Merricat can see the danger, and she must act swiftly to keep Constance from his grasp. These previously unpublished diaries by the elder Warren give us a lively picture of English life, literature, music and thought during one of the most creative periods of recent history.
A gripping, unsettling account, Brothers and Keepers weighs the bonds of blood, tenderness, and guilt that connect Wideman to his brother and measures the distance that lies between them. Here is an exhilarating debut that manages to be simultaneously hilarious and wildly inventive as well as a deeply heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together.
In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazis, and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps.T oxic families in fiction go back as far as the art of storytelling itself. Greek mythology is awash with dysfunctional families, from Kronos swallowing his children to ensure they never usurp him to Zeus and the Olympians overthrowing their parents, the Titans. The Old Testament gives us fratricide with Cain and Abel, sibling rivalry with Joseph and his brothers, and the devastating effects of parental favouritism with Jacob and Esau.
Fairytales delight in wicked stepmothers, neglectful fathers and evil sisters. For 3, years or more, storytellers have known that there is no narrative so powerful as the warring family. Dysfunctional families in fiction reassure us that ours is not the only one fraught with tensions, conflicts, rifts and rivalries. In writing my novel If Only I Could Tell YouI wanted to explore what happens when those relationships are infected by silence and secrets, by a failure to acknowledge tragedy.
And how the only way to repair that damage — to find happiness as a family — is to be honest and open about the things we find most painful. My estrangement from my alcoholic father has been processed in part through the stories I have read. I have found solidarity with characters who were lost, confused or angry, and felt understood by writers who have conveyed feelings of love and loss, hope and disappointment, longing and grief with such emotional acuity. Here are my 10 favourites.
The Patrick Melrose novels by Edward St Aubyn No writer captures with quite such devastating and visceral honesty the lifelong effects of growing up in a toxic family as St Auybn in his five semi-autobiographical Patrick Melrose novels.
Sexual abuse, emotional neglect, familial cruelty and maternal negligence feature heavily, alongside drug addiction, alcoholism and attempted suicide. If all that sounds grim, St Aubyn is also one of the funniest, sharpest writers of his generation and the books are as beautifully observed as they are shocking and moving. Larry King is a proud, possessive and controlling father, who has raised his three daughters — Ginny, Rose and Caroline — since the death of their mother.
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn While Flynn may be best known for Gone Girlit is Sharp Objects in which she displays her keen understanding of the dark underbelly of family life. Journalist Camille Preaker, fresh from her stay in a psychiatric unit for repeated self-harm, is sent to her home town to report on a series of brutal murders. The interplay between Camille, her sociopathic mother, her wayward and troubled half-sister and her wilfully ignorant stepfather is a chilling and compelling masterclass in denial and scapegoating.
The protagonist, Jeannette, is adopted by a strict Pentecostal family and her interaction with the world beyond the tight religious community is severely restricted. Her teenage lesbian love affair is met with both outrage and cruelty in a coming-of-age novel that conveys so powerfully the lengths some parents will go to protect their ideologies.Skip to main content.
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