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Family Sagas

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Ancient Highway
by Bret Lott Details
This haunting novel weaves together the stories of three generations of a single family whose lives are shaded by a dream of stardom.
Baker Towers
by Jennifer Haigh Details
The decade following World War II becomes one of tragedy, excitement and unexpected change for the five Novak children and the residents of their western Pennsylvania town of company houses, church festivals, union squabbles, and firemen's parades.
by Amy Greene Details
Myra Lamb of Bloodroot Mountain has troubling "haint" blue eyes and a grandma whose touch charms people and animals alike. When their neighbor John Odom tries to tame Myra, he meets a with shocking, violent disaster.
East Side Story
by Louis Auchincloss Details
This is the story of the rise of a New York family, the Carnochans, from their early arrival inAmerican from Scotland to their rise to prominence and wealth.
by Dave Boling Details
After fleeing his home in 1935 due to a conflict with a Spanish Civil Guard, Miguel attempts to make a new start in the culturally rich town of Guernica.
Keeping the House
by Ellen Baker Details
Lonely, restless and bored with her life as a houswife in the 1950s Pine Rapids, Wisconsin, Dolly Magnuson becomes fascinated by the abandoned grand old house on the hill and sets out to unravel the dark secrets of the family that once owned it.
New York: The Novel
by Edward Rutherfurd Details
This tale set, against a backdrop of New York City's history from its founding through the September 11 attacks, traces the experiences of characters who witness such periods as the Revolutionary War, the city's emergence as a financial giant, and the Gilded Age.
No Angel
by Penny Vincenzi Details
Routinely making decisions that have dangerous consequences, strong-willed aristocrat's daughter Celia Lytton sets in motion a series of events during World War I that have a particular impact on her family.
The Invisible Mountain
by Carolina De Robertis Details
This story follows three generations of women of the Firielli family as they search for love and identity during the tumultuous political events of 20th century Uruguay.
The River Wife
by Jonis Agee Details
This novel chronicles the life of Jacques Ducharme, a French fur trapper and river pirate, and the five women whose lives he touches.
The Sight of the Stars
by Belva Plain Details
The son of an Irish immigrant mother and a Jewis peddler father, Adam Arnring grows up in turn-of-the-century America determined to shape his own destiny.
The Vanishing Moon
by Joseph Coulson Details
This family epic spans five decades between the Great Depression and the Vietnam War.
The Woodsman's Daughter
by Gwyn Hyman Rubio Details
The daughter of a 19th century turpentine farmer in southern Georgia strives to create a better life for herself while protecting her family, efforst that are challenged by her father's past misdeeds.
by Maryse Conde Details
The author's personal journey of discovery reveals Victoire, her white-skinned mestiza grandmother who worked as a cook for the Walbergs, a family of white Creoles in the French Antilles
Updated 12/02/2011
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