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message 1: by Bernice (new)

Bernice Rocque | 19 comments I am interested in discovering works of fiction based on the author's family history, so I just created a new Listopia list called, Fiction Based on the Author's Ancestors. Please add your favorite reads of this type. Thanks in advance. B.


message 2: by Kate (new)

Kate (k8j_) | 1 comments Let's try to get this group a bit more active!

Have you read:

o The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss by Edmund de Waal
o The Journey Takers by Leslie Albrecht Huber
o Whiskey Breakfast: My Swedish Family, My American Life By Richard Lindberg


message 3: by Jim (new)

Jim Mcfarlane (jimmcfarlane) | 6 comments Penelope: A Novel of New Amsterdam by Jim McFarlane (inspired by my 9th great grandmother's adventures upon coming to America in 1648)


message 4: by Jim (new)

Jim Mcfarlane (jimmcfarlane) | 6 comments It took me a minute to find the acutal list at
http://www.goodreads.com/list/user_vo...

Bernice, Thanks for adding my book. If you contacted me about this concept last week, it got lost in the shuffle.

Thanks,
Jim


message 5: by Bernice (new)

Bernice Rocque | 19 comments Kate wrote: "Let's try to get this group a bit more active!

Have you read:

o The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss by Edmund de Waal
o The Journey Takers by Leslie Albrecht Huber
o ..."


hi, if you are suggesting these titles for the Fiction based on an Author's Ancestors, could you use the link Jim supplied and add them? I've used many of my allotted votes already, and hope that authors and readers can add them directly, where possible. b.


message 6: by Bernice (new)

Bernice Rocque | 19 comments Jim wrote: "It took me a minute to find the acutal list at
http://www.goodreads.com/list/user_vo...

Bernice, Thanks for adding my book. If you contacted me about this concept last week, it got lost in..."


Jim, thanks for adding the link. B.


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David Arnaudo (davidlloydarnaudo) | 1 comments David Lloyd Arnaudo did a history of America from the early 1600's based on his family histories and academic American histories. Its called: American Exceptionalism? Eleven Generation of an American Family in History


message 8: by Bernice (new)

Bernice Rocque | 19 comments David wrote: "David Lloyd Arnaudo did a history of America from the early 1600's based on his family histories and academic American histories. Its called: American Exceptionalism? Eleven Generation of an Amer..."

If it is fiction, please go ahead and add it to the list, David.
B.


message 9: by Karen (new)

Karen Charlton | 11 comments Thanks for including my novel. 'Catching the Eagle.'

Catching the Eagle

Catching the Eagle (Regency Reivers Series, #1) by Karen Charlton


message 10: by Bernice (new)

Bernice Rocque | 19 comments Karen wrote: "Thanks for including my novel. 'Catching the Eagle.'

Catching the Eagle

Catching the Eagle (Regency Reivers Series, #1) by Karen Charlton"


You are welcome! I think I also have it on my to read list, so looking forward... B.


message 11: by Bernice (new)

Bernice Rocque | 19 comments In June, I journeyed to Lithuania, the homeland of my grandmother, for the first time. Here's a link to a blog piece I just posted about the feeling of familiarity. Did my DNA know I was "home?"

http://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_...


message 12: by Cathy (new)

Cathy Bryant (authorcathybryant) | 2 comments Bernice wrote: "In June, I journeyed to Lithuania, the homeland of my grandmother, for the first time. Here's a link to a blog piece I just posted about the feeling of familiarity. Did my DNA know I was "home?"

h..."

That must have been great fun!!!


message 13: by Bernice (new)

Bernice Rocque | 19 comments Cathy wrote: "Bernice wrote: "In June, I journeyed to Lithuania, the homeland of my grandmother, for the first time. Here's a link to a blog piece I just posted about the feeling of familiarity. Did my DNA know ..."

Yes, wonderful trip!


message 14: by Bernice (new)

Bernice Rocque | 19 comments Hi All,
Thank you again to those who have helped to build the Fiction based on the Author's Ancestors list. It continues to grow. I've already enjoyed a few titles on the list and other readers seem to be using it as well.

Another author, John Paul Godges (Oh Beautiful) and I invite you to help build a new list on an area of interest to both of us in our writing and our lives, BEST MEMOIRS ABOUT IMMIGRANT FAMILIES.

Please take a look. Feel free to add/vote on books that meet the definition. Message John if you have questions. Thank you in advance. B.

https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8...


message 15: by Bernice (new)

Bernice Rocque | 19 comments Triskele Books invited me to reflect on writing about my family.
Here are the "Gifts of the Journey":
Let me know what you think...

http://triskelebooks.blogspot.co.uk


message 16: by Mandi (new)

Mandi | 1 comments I just reviewed "The Inheritance" by Marianne Perry for the Ontario Genealogy Society newsletter. She wrote a lovely book loosely based on her grandmother that was set in Italy. She was inspired by her genealogy research when she was in Italy.


message 17: by Bernice (new)

Bernice Rocque | 19 comments Mandi wrote: "I just reviewed "The Inheritance" by Marianne Perry for the Ontario Genealogy Society newsletter. She wrote a lovely book loosely based on her grandmother that was set in Italy. She was inspired by..."

Mandi, it would be great if you could add it to the Fiction based on the Author's Ancestors list. This is this link. https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3...


message 18: by Cathy (new)

Cathy Bryant (authorcathybryant) | 2 comments Hello again. Our third, loosely based on our family history, is out. Sarah Anne's Expedient Marriage was released 10/1/2014. http://www.amazon.com/Expedient-Marri...


message 19: by Linda (last edited Jun 13, 2015 07:45PM) (new)

Linda Hardy | 2 comments The Other Family by Linda A. Hardy The Other Family by Linda A. Hardy, just written and published my first book, the first part of this book is based on my own family, though it is fiction.


message 20: by Bernice (new)

Bernice Rocque | 19 comments Linda wrote: "The Other Family by Linda A. HardyThe Other Family by Linda A. Hardy, just written and published my first book, the first part of this book is based on my own family, though it is fiction."

Do add it to our list, Fiction Based on the Author's Ancestors!


message 21: by Linda (new)

Linda Hardy | 2 comments I would add it if I could figure how to do that


message 22: by Bernice (new)

Bernice Rocque | 19 comments Use this link to go to list
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3...
select tab to add book to list
Select search to bring your book up
And add it.
Good thing to know how to do as adding your book to appropriate lists enlarges its exposure!
B.


message 23: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Prescott (victoria_prescott) I've posted a short piece based on my family history in the Creative Writing section here on Goodreads. I hope it's OK to mention it here.

Bess, her story:
A young mother takes care of her household and waits for news in the summer of 1588.
https://www.goodreads.com/story/show/...


message 24: by Kim (new)

Kim Burkhardt | 3 comments This whole concept has brightened my afternoon.

Thanks!


message 25: by Bernice (new)

Bernice Rocque | 19 comments Kim wrote: "This whole concept has brightened my afternoon.

Thanks!"


great!


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