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?


Jonathan said...

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Michael Wade said...

Good choice!