VICTORIA: THE CROWN AFTER BREXIT “Historical fiction is always about contemporary life.”
HOMEGOING by YAA GYASI: “Spanning two continents and nine generations, Yaa Gyasi unfolds a family saga that is by turns thrilling, heartbreaking and inspiring. This is no ordinary family but one divided by the vicissitudes of colonialism and slavery. While one branch of the family remains in Africa, the other is transported into slavery in the United States.”
SUNDOWN AT SUNRISE: The story of a popular young farmer who ax murders his wife and children.
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 (and sagas in general) & 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).