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Looking for really good multi-generational historical fiction series. (Besides Michener.)
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Edited on Sun Mar-14-10 10:36 AM by hippywife
I've read and absolutely loved Ivan Doig's Montana Series: Dancing at the Rascal Fair, English Creek, Ride with me Mariah Montana and Mountain Time. The first two in this series were exceptionally good.

Any other really good series in this genre anyone else has loved and can recommend?

Edited to add (Besides Michener) in the thread title since I've read nearly all of his books already, some many times.
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  -Looking for really good multi-generational historical fiction series. (Besides Michener.) hippywife  Mar-14-10 09:51 AM   #0 
  - Much of James Michener's work might fit your criteria, although they  razorman   Mar-14-10 10:00 AM   #1 
  - LOL! We were both posting on James Michner at the same time. n/t  Cleita   Mar-14-10 10:05 AM   #3 
  - He was an obvious choice, although I don't think he wrote any series, as such.  razorman   Mar-14-10 12:30 PM   #17 
  - I guess I should have mentioned  hippywife   Mar-14-10 10:15 AM   #5 
     - Well, I guess you know what you like. LOL.  Cleita   Mar-14-10 10:22 AM   #7 
     - Me too  tortoise1956   Oct-27-10 12:57 AM   #67 
        - The Foundation series by Isaac Asimov  tortoise1956   Oct-27-10 01:01 AM   #68 
  - Have you ever read any James Michner?  Cleita   Mar-14-10 10:04 AM   #2 
  - I didn't realize I was also thinking of Michener, UNTIL I consulted wikipedia:  flor-de-jasmim   Mar-14-10 10:10 AM   #4 
  - It was the second Michner book I read after Hawaii.  Cleita   Mar-14-10 10:21 AM   #6 
  - I have "Hawaii" on my bookshelf, as well as the movie on DVD.  razorman   Mar-14-10 12:31 PM   #18 
  - This book was my first Michener.  hippywife   Mar-14-10 10:25 AM   #8 
     - "Alaska" is my favorite. Haven't read "The Covenant" yet.  razorman   Mar-14-10 12:38 PM   #20 
        - I have no idea about a movie  hippywife   Mar-14-10 12:47 PM   #22 
           - There is a movie called "The Covenant". I don't think it is based on the Michener novel, though.  razorman   Mar-14-10 01:01 PM   #23 
  - Michener was my long time love and I still  asjr   Mar-14-10 10:34 AM   #9 
  - Mine, too.  hippywife   May-22-10 11:53 AM   #58 
  - "The Bastard" launched the genra...but not sure if you'd call it "really good."  Ozymanithrax   Mar-14-10 10:42 AM   #10 
  - Yeah, I read the Jakes books, too  hippywife   Mar-14-10 10:51 AM   #11 
  - You're probably right. The title is cool, though.  razorman   Mar-14-10 12:32 PM   #19 
  - Maybe it wasn't as good as I recall. It has been about 30 years since I read "The Bastard".  razorman   Mar-14-10 12:43 PM   #21 
  - "Masters of Rome"  CanisCrocinus   Mar-14-10 11:01 AM   #12 
  - LOL. Did that one, too.  hippywife   Mar-14-10 11:10 AM   #13 
  - This one looks somewhat interesting.  hippywife   Mar-14-10 11:11 AM   #14 
  - I just finished this one tonight.  hippywife   Apr-02-10 07:59 PM   #46 
  - Have you read Edward Rutherford?  enlightenment   Mar-14-10 12:06 PM   #15 
  - I'm seeing that one while  hippywife   Mar-14-10 12:09 PM   #16 
  - Okay...  hippywife   Mar-14-10 03:45 PM   #26 
     - Hope you enjoy them - finding a good book is often  enlightenment   Mar-14-10 11:32 PM   #28 
        - I picked up Sarum today from the library.  hippywife   Mar-19-10 06:10 PM   #42 
        - I am so bummed!  hippywife   Apr-02-10 08:20 PM   #47 
  - "Trinity" and the subsequent "Redemption" by Leon Uris are pretty good  MaineDem   Mar-14-10 01:30 PM   #24 
  - Read all of those, too.  hippywife   Mar-14-10 03:42 PM   #25 
  - Rutherford did books on London and The New Forest. They were both good.  applegrove   Mar-14-10 10:13 PM   #27 
  - R.F. Delderfield. nt  raccoon   Mar-15-10 08:08 AM   #29 
  - Thanx.  hippywife   Mar-15-10 08:31 PM   #30 
     - I wouldn't say they were centered around war. In GOD WAS AN ENGLISHMAN  raccoon   Mar-16-10 07:43 AM   #32 
        - Yeah, that was my concern.  hippywife   Mar-16-10 05:41 PM   #34 
  - Although this one is a trilogy, I've read only the first book:  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-15-10 09:51 PM   #31 
  - Are those more fantasy  hippywife   Mar-16-10 05:43 PM   #36 
  - No, they're realistic fiction  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-16-10 09:52 PM   #37 
     - Cool.  hippywife   Mar-17-10 08:08 AM   #38 
  - I didn't know there was a movie! I'll have to get hold of it.  raccoon   Mar-17-10 08:16 AM   #39 
  - I really enjoyed Louise Erdrich's books about families, beginning  japple   Mar-16-10 09:42 AM   #33 
  - Thanx, j!  hippywife   Mar-16-10 05:42 PM   #35 
  - Since you and I seem enjoy some of the same books lately...  hippywife   May-22-10 11:51 AM   #57 
  - Alexandra Ripley  Biker13   Mar-19-10 05:30 PM   #40 
  - Thanx.  hippywife   Mar-19-10 06:08 PM   #41 
  - The Forsyte Saga  Mz Pip   Mar-20-10 11:20 AM   #43 
  - I'm gradually watching the 1967 TV series based on the books  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-24-10 11:12 AM   #50 
  - James Clavell's Asian Saga  MicaelS   Mar-22-10 12:28 PM   #44 
  - read them all twice, best read in order of the setting dates  yellowdogintexas   Apr-24-10 08:41 AM   #48 
  - Louis L'Amour's Sackett family series  Brother Buzz   Apr-02-10 01:37 PM   #45 
  - Try Dorothy Dunnett.  yellowdogintexas   Apr-24-10 08:51 AM   #49 
  - David Blixt who wrote Master of Verona  hippywife   Apr-29-10 09:09 PM   #52 
  - The Emma Harte Series  cayanne   Apr-25-10 02:02 PM   #51 
  - I have really enjoyed the series by  Enthusiast   May-03-10 03:44 AM   #53 
  - dunno if this qualifies as "series" but what about Anya Seton books?  grasswire   May-07-10 07:28 PM   #54 
  - Not a series maybe, but  hippywife   May-11-10 02:56 PM   #55 
  - ok  clyrc   May-12-10 03:00 AM   #56 
  - Wilbur Smith's African Series  bikebloke   Jun-02-10 02:38 PM   #59 
  - The story of the Dabney family of a fictious Mississippi county  TexasProgresive   Jul-03-10 01:46 PM   #60 
  - Pssst.  hippywife   Jul-19-10 06:26 PM   #64 
  - The Town House series by Norah Lofts.  SheilaT   Jul-03-10 06:25 PM   #61 
  - Ah! There you are!  hippywife   Nov-05-10 08:22 PM   #70 
  - Ken Follett---Pillars of the Earth and continues in World Without End.  Curmudgeoness   Jul-18-10 07:44 PM   #62 
  - Read them both  hippywife   Jul-19-10 12:17 PM   #63 
  - The Bible is a good place to start  LostHighway   Oct-16-10 08:22 PM   #65 
  - Gwen Bristow's Plantation Triology.  raccoon   Oct-18-10 10:16 AM   #66 
  - Ken Follett has a new book out that begins a historical trilogy  MaineDem   Oct-27-10 05:53 PM   #69 
  - Multigenerational series - sort of  DUgosh   Nov-06-10 09:07 PM   #71 
  - A Fall of Giants by Ken Follett  BonnieJW   Nov-08-10 10:51 AM   #72 

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