Saturday, January 23, 2010

Novels on Families

Pete Dexter lists his favorite novels about families.

It can be difficult to say that a novel is about a family when in most cases there is so much more packed into the story. Using a very loose standard, I'd add:

The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor
Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

Any others?

2 Comments:

At 11:00 AM, Anonymous Jonathan said...

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Good choice!

 

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