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I'm wondering if anyone can recommend some family situation type novels. For instance, I love and have read most of the books by Anne Tyler. I want some books that deal with internal family relationships and addresses the faults/strengths of each member of the family. I rather read a contemporary well written adult fiction book that doesn't have too much outside romantic forces (I.e. girlfriend/boyfriend) unless it's tied in well.

 

Thanks for the suggestions :D

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The Shell Seekers ~ Rosamunde Pilcher is quite good.

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A Suitable Boy Vikram Seth although it does have a romantic element to it I really enjoyed it

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Try the Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard. There are 4 books and the first is THE LIGHT YEARS. (Strictly speaking they are not contemporary as they are set in WWII and were written in the 80s/90s. But highly recommended. She writes wonderfully about children.

 

Other suggestions: Maile Meloy's LIARS AND SAINTS

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE by Susan Howatch (covers several generations)

SOMEONE AT A DISTANCE by Dorothy Whipple (1953)

BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MUSEUM by Kate Atkinson

TALKING TO THE DEAD by Helen Dunmore

THE BLACKWATER LIGHTSHIP by Colm Toibin

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The Restoration Novels by Terri Blackstock

 

I believe they are...

 

The LAST LIGHT,

The LOST LIGHT

The TRUE LIGHT

And DAWNS LIGHT...

 

All about a family, when the power goes out all around the world...

 

Doesnt sound great, but once you read them you will love them.

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Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale

A wonderful book - flits back & forth through time, different chapters from the perspective of the different family members of a renowned but mentally unstable artist... possibly sounds a bit grim, but I found it strangely uplifting

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