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message 1: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie | 111 comments Can anyone help me think up authors related by blood or marriage? So far the only ones I can think of are Jonathan Foer and his wife and the Bronte sisters.


message 2: by Sara ♥ (last edited Aug 17, 2009 12:36AM) (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments See, and the only ones I can think of are Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark...

And then there's Jahnna N. Malcolm, who is, in reality, a husband and wife who write together... which doesn't count....

Other than that, though... the only related authors I can think of are nonfiction religious authors. I'm specifically thinking of Gordon B. Hinckley and his wife Marjorie Pay Hinckley.


message 3: by Sara ♥ (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments PS - It's Donna Jo's task... I think she needs to come give us ideas! ;)


message 4: by Potjy (last edited Aug 17, 2009 01:16AM) (new)

Potjy | 50 comments Paul Auster and his wife, Siri Hustvedt.

And I'm about to post a question about this pair, Nick Hornby and Robert Harris are (or were, not sure) brothers-in-law. Don't know whether in-laws are counted.

And certainly, the Amises: Kingsley Amis and Martin Amis

And the Rices: Anne Rice and Christopher Rice


message 5: by Cait (new)

Cait (caitertot) Stephen King and Joe Hill (father/son)

Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman (husband/wife)

Dave Eggers & Vendela Vida (husband/wife)

Glen David Gold & Alice Sebold (husband/wife)


message 6: by Potjy (last edited Aug 17, 2009 02:15AM) (new)

Potjy | 50 comments Cait wrote: "Stephen King and Joe Hill (father/son)"

Ooooooh! That's what's called a discovery! Thanks Cait!

By the way, the woman in their lives, Tabitha King, is a writer too.


message 7: by Nicki (new)

Nicki (luluminstrel) | 284 comments Susanna Clarke is the partner of Colin Greenland

Joanna Trollope is descended from Anthony Trollope


Teresa in Ohio  (teresainohio) what about Faye Kellerman and author:Jonathan Kellerman|43626]husband and wife seems son Jesse Kellermanis writing too

and I also found Alafair BurkeJames Burkefather and daughter

I wonder if there is a way to search this?


message 9: by Kristen (new)

Kristen (KristenMA) | 101 comments I am not sure if it would count but I know that the House of Night books are written by a mother/daughter team P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.


message 10: by Heather (new)

Heather Pat Conroy and Cassandra King (husband/wife)


message 11: by Katie (new)

Katie Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley (second wife)


message 12: by Alice (new)

Alice (AliceG) | 429 comments
Roald Dahl and Sophie Dahl are father and daughter.

Frank McCourt and Malachy McCourt are brothers.





message 13: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 148 comments WV Heather wrote: "Pat Conroy and Cassandra King (husband/wife)"

Good to know...I really wanted to read the new Pat Conroy book for this challenge!




message 14: by Slayermel (last edited Aug 17, 2009 09:24AM) (new)

Slayermel | 46 comments Kristen wrote: "I am not sure if it would count but I know that the House of Night books are written by a mother/daughter team P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. "

I think Kristen Cast only ever wrote in collaboration with her mother, but it would work great for task #5.8
I think Donna Jo's looking for a book written by each author on their own.


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message 17: by Sara ♥ (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments Oooh... Really? I have a Catherine Gilbert Murdock books I've been meaning to read for a WHILE.


message 18: by El (last edited Aug 17, 2009 03:47PM) (new)

El Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson (I would say this is a domestic relationship, though they are not officially married - an actual ruling would need to be decided on this one).
Aurora Bernardez and Julio Cortázar (wife/husband).
Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley (husband/wife).
Mary Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft (daughter/mother).
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald (husband/wife).


message 19: by Jennifer (last edited Aug 17, 2009 04:17PM) (new)

Jennifer  (jml_417) Mordecai Richler and Emma Richler (father and daughter)


message 20: by Nicole (new)

Nicole  | 117 comments David and Amy Sedaris are brother and sister.


message 21: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments OOH yes the kellermans...


message 22: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jtedore) | 1 comments Cait wrote: "Stephen King and Joe Hill (father/son)

Nice! I would have never known this! Thanks!!



message 23: by Greyweather (last edited Aug 17, 2009 08:26PM) (new)

Greyweather Emma Bull and Will Shetterly (wife/husband)
George MacDonald Fraser and Caro Fraser (father/daughter)


message 24: by Susanna (new)

Susanna (jb_slasher) Potjy wrote: "Cait wrote: "Stephen King and Joe Hill (father/son)"

Ooooooh! That's what's called a discovery! Thanks Cait!

By the way, the woman in their lives, [author:Tabitha Kin..."


Also, Owen King.


message 25: by Katie (new)


message 26: by Krista (last edited Aug 18, 2009 10:28AM) (new)


message 27: by Jensownzoo (new)

Jensownzoo | 125 comments Carl Sagan and Nick Sagan (father/son)


message 28: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) David Sheff and Nic Sheff (father/son) 'Beatiful Boy', and 'Tweak'


message 29: by Alice (new)

Alice (AliceG) | 429 comments Joanne Trollope and Anthony Trollope

Monica Dickens is grand daughter of Charles Dickens




message 30: by El (new)

El Sidney Sheldon and Mary Sheldon (father/daughter).


message 31: by El (new)

El Michael Shaara and Jeff Shaara (father/son).



message 32: by Ellen (new)

Ellen | 23 comments If you're into classics, there's the two Alexander Dumas', father and son.


message 33: by Krista (new)


message 34: by El (new)

El Illegitimate son, but son nonetheless. :)


message 35: by El (new)

El Henry James, William James and Alice James (brothers/sister).


message 36: by Krista (last edited Aug 20, 2009 03:41PM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) Rosamund Pilcher and Robin Pilcher (mother/son)


message 37: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Donna Jo posted a giant list under "Donna Jo's task"


message 38: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey (Babies, Books, and Beyond) (MamaMunky) | 172 comments Ellen wrote: "If you're into classics, there's the two Alexander Dumas', father and son. "

Woot wooot! Sorry, I get excited when people suggest my boys the Dumas'.


message 39: by Sara ♥ (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments I'm reading The Count of Monte Cristo right now. HOLY AMAZINGNESS, BATMAN! ;)


message 40: by Donna Jo (new)

Donna Jo Atwood | 2864 comments Kristen wrote: "I am not sure if it would count but I know that the House of Night books are written by a mother/daughter team P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. "

For this book co-authors do not count. The books should be separate.

I've also posted a list under Donna Jo's task, but feel free to use these other excellent suggestions.


message 41: by Katie ATX (new)

Katie ATX (KatieATX) | 23 comments Martin Amis and Kingsley Amis are father and son. (Kingsley is the father)


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