Best Family Sagas

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The family saga chronicles the lives and doings of a family or a number of related or interconnected families. The typical novel follows the generations of a family through a period of time to portray particular historical events, changes of social circumstances, or the ebb and flow of fortunes from a multiple of perspectives.

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4.16 avg rating — 18,037 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 257,212 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 648,854 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 93,115 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 876,538 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 219,852 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 261,310 ratings
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4.47 avg rating — 6,795,411 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 190,049 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 98,050 ratings
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4.37 avg rating — 323,266 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 320,437 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 589,830 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 794,465 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 156,124 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 60,949 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 39,641 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 152,491 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 120,415 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 63,924 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 286,176 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 2,843 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 154,432 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 633 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 38,572 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 99,708 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 70,213 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 71 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 527,907 ratings
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527 books · 658 voters · list created September 7th, 2011 by El (votes) .
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message 1: by blueemerald (last edited Oct 14, 2014 08:20AM) (new)

blueemerald Greetings-
I've been a voracious reader for decades, especially historical fiction, especially multi-generational family sagas! I'm glad to have discovered this list. Several new singles/series that I've been unaware of Thanks to the author and contributors.

I just finished editing a lengthy Historical Fiction Series reading list. It has a section devoted to Family Sagas. I'm sharing the link in hopes someone(s) will discover new reads to enjoy:

http://1mpages.com/HistoricalFiction....


message 2: by Shaun (new)

Shaun Kunz PLease, Please, Please add A Land Forgotten by Patrick D. Smith


message 3: by Mic (new)

Mic Maya Add "Tightrope: Six Centuries of a Jewish Dynasty" by Michael Karpin.
Denise Richards wrote: "This book can not be bragged about enough. It is everything you want in your reading. Truly captivating".
M Kairey wrote: "What a well researched, beautifully told story. You can't make this stuff up. You have to read it to believe it. Last night I stayed up until 2am until I finished it. Great for lovers of history" (cited from http://www.amazon.com/).


message 4: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Leon Uris and Cynthia Freeman are worthy to be listed here as well.


message 5: by Rosa (new)

Rosa I'm not sure The Glass Castle fits, because it focuses on only one family during one generation.


message 6: by Lonesome (new)

Lonesome how is p & p is a family saga id like to know
another messy list


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