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100 Must-Read Generational and Family Novels

Relationships between our family members are often extremely complex. They can be difficult, rewarding, fraught, a source of comfort and joy and even all of these at the same time. It is always interesting to read about the dynamics of other families and relationships.
Here's Bookriot's list of 100 must-read novels of families.
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Commonwealth (Ann Patchett)
Commonwealth (Ann Patchett)
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The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
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A Spool of Blue Thread (Anne Tyler)
A Spool of Blue Thread (Anne Tyler)
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East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
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Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
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Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
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We Were the Mulvaneys (Joyce Carol Oates)
We Were the Mulvaneys (Joyce Carol Oates)
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Freedom
Freedom
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Pachinko (Min Jin Lee)
Pachinko (Min Jin Lee)
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We Had It So Good (Linda Grant)
We Had It So Good (Linda Grant)
12
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
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The Moor's Last Sigh
The Moor's Last Sigh
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Bone (Fae Myenne Ng)
Bone (Fae Myenne Ng)
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The Namesake (Jhumpa Lahiri)
The Namesake (Jhumpa Lahiri)
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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Rebecca Wells)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Rebecca Wells)
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The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
18
Song of Solomon (Toni Morrison)
Song of Solomon (Toni Morrison)
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In Babylon (Marcel Moring)
In Babylon (Marcel Moring)
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The Romanov Sisters (Helen Rapparport)
The Romanov Sisters (Helen Rapparport)
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21
Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
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The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
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I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith)
I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith)
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Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
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Family Matters (Rohinton Mistry)
Family Matters (Rohinton Mistry)
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Roots: The Saga of an American Family
Roots: The Saga of an American Family
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The Glass Castle (Jeannette Walls)
The Glass Castle (Jeannette Walls)
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White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
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A Song of Ice and Fire Series
A Song of Ice and Fire Series
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Chesapeake
Chesapeake
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The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
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Anywhere but Here (Mona Simpson)
Anywhere but Here (Mona Simpson)
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Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie)
Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie)
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The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
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Brooklyn (Colm Toibin)
Brooklyn (Colm Toibin)
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
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The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
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Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
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Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
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Buddenbrooks (Thomas Mann)
Buddenbrooks (Thomas Mann)
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