Five Family-oriented Novels In Literature That You Must Read


There are a lot of novels that look at the themes of family, parental love, and also sibling bonds. Here is a list of novels that you can read from the genre.

Written By Yashika Sharma | Mumbai | Updated On:

Literature is packed with novels belonging to various genres and talking about various themes. There are many authors who write novels that focus on familial love and bonds that parents or siblings share. These books teach you the importance of family, either by showing the loss of family or by showing unity and togetherness.

Here are some novels that look at the theme of family bond and love.

Little Women

The book Little Women is classic work of fiction by Louisa May Alcott. The book was published in 1989. It traces the story of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. The book looks at their personal trials along with their relationship with each other. The setting is Civil War New England.

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The Namesake

Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel The Namesake is an amalgamation of themes like family, parental love, love affairs, and nostalgia. The story tells us about the Ganguli family, who gets relocated to America from Calcutta. The book was released in 2003.

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The Mill on the Floss

This book is a beautiful tale of a brother and sister. The book deals with the problems that the siblings had to face from not only external elements but also internal family conflicts. The book is written by George Eliot, which is the pen name of Mary Ann Evans. The book is a classic and was published in three volumes in 1860.

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude is a novel written by the legendary Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The novel chronicles the journey of the Buendia family. It has themes of love, conflict, and, of course, solitude. The book is also a part of the magic realism genre.

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And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed is a novel by the bestselling author Khaled Hosseini. The novel is the story of Pari and Abdullah, siblings that live in a small village in Shadbagh, Afghanistan. Hosseini talks about life bonds and life choices in the novel. The book was originally published in 2013.

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