There are very few books on family relationships. Books like Little Women where the family is united for the sister or their mother, no matter what. In this article, we are going to read about books that teach the true meaning of family. These books not only talks about unity but also show us the growth of characters while being with family and the changes that one character can bring out from the other characters.
Books on Family Relationships: Books that Teach the True Meaning of Family –
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
Little Women is every reader’s favorite and comfort book, who prefers to read books that are family-oriented and sensitive. This coming-of-age book involves sisters named Joe, Beth, Meg, and Amy. All these characters are very diverse from each other. One wants to be an author and is a feminist, one is frail, one is just beautiful, and the other is romantically spoiled. The book explores the unity of the family and their struggle to survive during the Civil War.
Far From the Tree – Robin Benway
Robin Benway’s Far From The Tree is quite poignant and uplifting. The book shows how the three newly acquainted siblings bond and feel in their respective home lives. It is told from the perspective of all three siblings. It highlights some heavy and deep issues as well such as foster care abuse, teen pregnancy, divorce, adoption, alcoholism, and trauma.
The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
Walls recalls her dysfunctional and itinerant yet lively childhood, highlighting her pliability and her father’s attempts toward deliverance. Despite her family’s flaws, their affection for each other and her exceptional viewpoint on life allowed her to form a flourishing life of her own, working as a journalist in New York City. The title of the book signifies her father’s last unfulfilled pledge to have a dream house for the family – a glass castle.
All Souls – Michael Patrick Macdonald
This is a memoir brilliantly written by Macdonald. It is crammed up with details of his growing up in Southie, Boston’s Irish Catholic bind, but investigates the countless paths in which the media and law enforcement agencies could make the most out of the marginalized working-class communities.
The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
The story of this book travels between events in Calcutta, Boston, and New York City. It examines and explores the shades involved with being caught between two distinct and conflicting cultures with diverse social, religious, and ideological differences. The story try to answer the question of creating one’s own identity and explores the strength that a name can hold.
Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng
People in Shaker Heights were discussing in summer how the last of the Richardson children, Isabelle, had finally burned the home down. Shaker Heights is a suburb of Cleveland where everything is planned from the house colors, the layout of the roads, to the successful lives the people living there are going to lead. No one other than Elena Richardson embodies this spirit, whose guiding principle is going by the rules. Mia Warren, the single mother and a mysterious painter along with her teen daughter Pearl, rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon enough they became more than just tenants. But that bond will certainly not last for a long time.
Tell the Wolves I’m Home – Carol Rifka Brunt
1987 – There is only one human who has ever managed to comprehend 14-year-old June Elbus, and that is her uncle and popular painter, Finn Weiss. June was only herself with Finn. He was like her best friend and godfather. So when Finn dies, June’s world is turned upside down. But it also brought someone into her life that will help June to heal.