November 24, 2020
Thankful For Family Themes in Literature
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This year during the Pandemic, most of us have appreciated our families more than ever. We’ve missed visiting them; we’ve missed family celebrations and milestones; we’ve been isolated at home with them; we’ve probably participated in or observed “drive by” parties; and some have lost loved ones during this year.
For this week’s TTT Thanksgiving prompt, my thoughts turn to how thankful I am for family…birth families…found families…blended families…adopted families…extended family…challenging or complicated families…all the families. This post is a collection of stories that focus on family and all its complexities.
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10 Books With Family Themes
(Throughout this WW11 historical fiction novel, the family is an important underlying theme; I especially love the poignant ending in this story!)
My 5 star review of We Were the Lucky Ones here.
(A complicated, multi-generational family drama…on my lifetime favs list)
My 5+ star review of A Place For Us here.
(Family themes run deep in this latest installment of the Inspector Gamache series)
My 5 star review of All the Devils Are Here here.
(Family loyalty in this heart-wrenching, histfic Vietnamese story is compelling)
My review of The Mountains Sing here.
(A DNA discovery complicates relationships in this close family)
My review of Inheritance here.
(A complicated and poignant story of discovered family)
My review of Clap when You Land here.
(The compelling story of a family troubled by addiction and mental illness)
My 5 star review of Transcendent Kingdom here.
(A heartfelt story of found family)
My review of The Story of Arthur Truluv here.
(A modern retelling of Little Women from a Pakistani-American perspective…perfect mother/daughter read aloud with your middle-grade reader)
My Goodreads review of More to the Story here.
(A lighthearted, fun, and heartfelt family story….perfect for a read aloud with middle grade readers)
….and so many more!
Do you love a book with family themes?
Do you have a rec to add to this list?
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