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Families in the foreground

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Books where families form the heart of the story.

Most of us have got them, and everybody’s is different, so families make prime storytelling fodder. As readers we can find reflections of our own experiences, learn from the trials and mistakes of others, maybe even take pleasure in observing families less functional than our own. Honest, moving, funny and sometimes disturbing – here are some stories where family dynamics sit front and centre, and the narratives flow along with the twists and turns of the relationships within.