Books That Span Years (Or Even Decades)

One advantage Literature has over other forms of entertainment is the ease at which the author can expand a story across years, decades, or even centuries.
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Absalom, Absalom!
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Ada or Ardor (Vladimir Nabokov)
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Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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Anne of Green Gables
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Anne of Green Gables (Series) (L.M. Montgomery)
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Autumn of the Patriarch
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Blankets
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The Bone Clocks (David Mitchell)
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The Book Thief
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Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
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Brideshead Revisited
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Buddenbrooks
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The Buddha in the Attic
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Cat's Eye (Margaret Atwood)
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Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
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The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
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The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
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David Copperfield
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The Diamond Age
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The Diary of Anne Frank
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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
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Dream of the Red Chamber
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Dreaming in Cuban (Cristina Garcia)
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Earthly Powers
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East of Eden
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Emily of New Moon (L.M. Montgomery)
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Ethan Frome
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Fall on Your Knees
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The Forsyte Saga
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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
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Geek Love Katherine Dunn
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Ghostwritten
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The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
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The Godfather
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Gone With the Wind
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The Good Earth
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Great Expectations
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Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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Harry Potter Series
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