Family Sagas

A photo of a family on the beach.

The family saga is a genre of literature which chronicles the lives and doings of a family or a number of related or interconnected families over a period of time. In novels (or sometimes sequences of novels) with a serious intent, this is often a thematic device used to portray particular historical events, changes of social circumstances, or the ebb and flow of fortunes from a multiple of perspectives.

Fiction

"The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family." - Thomas Jefferson

Nonfiction

"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring close-knit family in another city." - George Burns

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