Family Saga Friday (LINKS)

What is a family saga? I found this definition on Goodreads:

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.

Each Friday I’ll share a little on this genre & family history  (also, if anyone would like to share a piece of their own family saga, memoir or just plain old family memories let me know and we can work on posting it here).

And remember weekends are the perfect time to read family saga fiction!

Happy Friday,


 Haunting Line Inspired New Historical Fiction Novel


Reading Up On Some Osawatomie history


Eternal: A Poem

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Bea dM says:

    Family memories, biographies and sagas will never lose their appeal. Historical fiction blends them all well. I’m working on trying to figure if that’s a good direction to go in my future novel … 🙂


    1. What’s your future novel going to be about? Can you share a little of it with us, Bea?

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      1. Bea dM says:

        Just too much family stuff to choose from – on both sides. I’m still in the throes of trying to decide


      2. Being in the throes is fun!


  2. I love huge, sprawling family sagas! Love, love, love them! R.F. Delderfield was a MASTER of these!


    1. I’ll have to give him a try. I’m so glad you commented since the other day I read that “nobody reads long fiction anymore” and that writers should keep their books short and snappy.

      As someone who loves to write sprawling multi-generational novels and series I’m always happy to meet others who enjoy big books.

      I think there are still some people who love spending time with characters long enough to understand them and fall in love with them.

      BTW, your blog looks really interesting. Can’t wait to spend some time there after all of my summer guests go home. 🙂

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      1. Taylor Caldwells Captains and the Kings is another. It was azminiseries in the 70s but, of course, the book is even better. Today big books have to be series…..


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