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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 01:49 pm
I am looking for some recommendations on good books in a certain genre.. and also if anyone knows the "name" of the genre.. I don't exactly know what to ask for at the book store... Some examples of what I'm looking for... I have the whole Jackie Collins collection. I know that Is called "Contemporary Romance".. but there has to be a better word for her work? I like Pamela Haines 'The Diamond Waterfall"...
I guess instead of giving a bunch of single titles.. I'll describe what I'm looking for. I like the ones that tell a story about a (fictional)person's entire life (not a biography), or especially the ones that span generations. I hope I'm clear enough here... Please include either/or authors and titles, and what the heck do I call that type of book?
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 01:56 pm
If you want a real journey into generations, and cultural drama, I might suggest "A Suitable Boy", by Indian author Vikram Seth. It's VERY long, but leads you into another world, spanning generations. It's not 'light' reading, but it's a great book in the genre you are looking for. It's also on sale now at Amazon.com.
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soserene
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 02:01 pm
Great Cav!! That sounds just right!!! I love the Indian books.. I read Indian Annie in high school Smile
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Montana
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 02:31 pm
I just read a book by Danielle Steel called "The Ghost", which I think might be something you'd like. I loved the book myself :-D

Happy reading :-D
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 06:47 pm
cavfancier wrote:
If you want a real journey into generations, and cultural drama, I might suggest "A Suitable Boy", by Indian author Vikram Seth. It's VERY long, but leads you into another world, spanning generations. It's not 'light' reading, but it's a great book in the genre you are looking for. It's also on sale now at Amazon.com.


I endorse that, cav. A wonderful read!
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mysteryman
 
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Reply Sun 9 May, 2004 12:45 pm
I would also suggest the "earth children" series by Jean Auel.
These bokks are ...clan of the cave bear,valley of horses,mammoth hunters,plains of passage,and shelters of stone.
Each book is a complete separate story n its own right,but when read in order,they follow the life of the central character "Ayla"
The books are a delightful mixture or true historical facts,fiction,romance,and adventure.
There is another book in the series due out,but I dont know when.
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soserene
 
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Reply Sun 9 May, 2004 01:35 pm
I have read clan of the cave bear... I'll have to check those out, thanks Smile
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Montana
 
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Reply Sun 9 May, 2004 01:54 pm
My mother just read The Valley of the Horses and she said it was an excellent read :-D

Happy Mothers Day Soserene :-D
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Peace and Love
 
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Reply Sun 9 May, 2004 02:41 pm
Hi soserene....

I think the genre you're thinking about is called "epic" novels..... they follow someone's life from birth to death???

"Sons Of Fortune" by Jeffery Archer..... the story of twin sons separated at birth.... follows their individual lives....

Also.... the series by Barbara Taylor Bradford.... there are several books in the series.... it starts with "A Woman Of Substance"..... the 2nd book in the series is "Hold The Dream"..... and there are more that follow....

My mom just finished "The Touch" by Colleen McCullough.... she recommended it to me.....

"The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri.... excellent story of a family from India.... spans their life in America.....

PaL
:-)
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maya
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2004 07:27 am
"Lizas' England" by Pat Barker. I loved that one. There is also of course "Hawii" by James Mitchner.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2004 07:46 am
I might suggest E. Annie Proulx, 'The Shipping News', and 'Accordian Crimes.'
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