6 books about family sagas to read for Thanksgiving!

Get the turkey! I will get the gravy!

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays for the North American people! Celebrated the 4th Thursday of November, and then we have Black Friday, but that is inconsequential for this article haha. Many of us might not be in the States and might not know what is celebrated in this holiday, so what is the story behind it? Well, Thanksgiving comes from the colonial Pilgrim’s harvest meal, but nowadays, it is more for the North American families to get together, feast, and be grateful, so it tends to be highly dramatic and highly emotional for many people!

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To celebrate this emotional holiday, we have a list of six audiobooks to be thankful for!

The Nearness of You

Explore what means to be a mother, experience the first hello, and fear the heart-breaking effect of saying goodbye with Amanda Eyre and her profound novel!

Suzette is in shocked when her husband finally says that he would like to have a child! She didn’t want to have kids as she feared passing over the gene that landed her mother in a mental institution, but will Suzette decide to make a family? What does it take to create one?

A Spool of Blue Thread

The Whitshanks is the kind of family that everybody envies! They irradiate togetherness, and they are special! At least from the stories that they tell, you can figure that they are unique, but what happens behind those stories with the untold details? In this audiobook, we will listen about four generations of Whitshanks, so imagine how many tender moments, laughter, celebrations, jealousies, disappointments, and secrets they have accumulated.

The Joy Luck Club

Four Chinese women, drawn together by the shadow of their past, meet in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and to “say” stories to each other. Nearly 40 years later, one of the women has died, and her daughter arrives to take her place. However, the daughter never expected to learn of her mother’s secret lifelong wish – and the tragic way in which it has come true.

Winter in Paradise

Irene has the housewife’s regular life: a husband, a house, and her family. But her life is shattered when they call her at night to tell her that her husband is dead, but what is more shocking is where he died. So, to discover what happened, Irene packs her things and exchanges the cold winter for the St. John Caribbean beach (where her husband died) just to find out her husband’s second family.

The Keepers of the House

Abigail was the last keeper of the house, the last to know the Howland family’s secrets. Now, in the name of all her brothers and sisters, she must take her bitter revenge on the small-minded Southern town that shamed them, persecuted them, but could never destroy them.

Everything I Never Told You

This is a personal favorite, and this is what made me fall in love with contemporary lit!

Lydia is dead, but they don’t know this yet… This novel narrates the story of a Chinese American family in Ohio back in the 1970s. Lydia is the beautiful middle daughter, favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; the one that will achieve all the dreams of the family. Being liked, popular, intelligent; in other words, all her parents wanted her to be! (Full Review Here)

When Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart. So what happened? Why is she dead? Who killed Lydia?

Families are complicated! Families is what keep us alive! Many dream to form a family and live a happy life but the road of happiness is path full of struggles and probably secrets. Be thankful for your family, if you can be, and live your life the best you see fit!

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  1. Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books Avatar

    Nothing I love more than a family saga! I have only read one Anne Tyler but really enjoyed it. Need to read more from her!

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    1. Satou Johns Avatar

      Oh Celeste is really good! That is one of the books that had me gagging!! Haha


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