Family sagas are one of the most resonating pieces of literature. This genre sheds light on the intricacies of families and their characteristics. Not every family is alike, some are happy, some unhappy in their own way like Tolstoy said.
Here are five worth reading family drama memoirs you should get your hands on:
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Patchett’s novel is a realistic one. The domestic tale starts from Beverly and Fix’s christening party held for their daughter. All eyebrows go up when an unexpected guest arrives with a bottle of gin. This painfully beautiful novel talks about the ideology of the commonwealth in depth.
The Witch Elm by Tana French
Toby’s past is riddled when he discovers a skull in the trunk of an elm tree, right behind his ancestral home. This family memoir is much more than that; there’s a hybrid of mystery and detective fiction. So this one’s a must-read!
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Fowler
Fowler presents a strange family along with animal identities. The protagonist Rosemary Cooke has just joined college after “living in a cage”. The novel dwells on familial ties, memories, science, and animals. Intriguing one!
The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal
Here’s a family saga of three sisters who have to fulfill their mothers’ last wishes. The Shergill’s have to undertake a pilgrimage to India to dissolve the mothers’ ashes. And together, they explore their relationships with each other. This is a generational read that is striking and smart.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Warrens’ rent Richardson’s apartment. The latter family gets attached to the warrens. But the mother and daughter duo have plenty of secrets to hide. Read and know how these two families try to stick to each other.