• The cover of the book The Most Fun We Ever Had

    The Most Fun We Ever Had

    This book is one of the truest depictions of a family I’ve ever read—the roles assigned, the itchiness to break free from those roles, the pull of family conflicting with the need to create a new version of ourselves. Four sisters, two seemingly perfect parents, and a surprise relative or two with narratives so sharp and concise I felt like I knew every character from the bone marrow out. Brilliant, funny, and provocative.

     
  • The cover of the book The Joy Luck Club

    The Joy Luck Club

    You can’t talk about multigenerational books without mentioning the queen of the genre, Amy Tan. In this book, four Chinese immigrant women get together each week to share memories, frustrations, and heartache while their daughters struggle to shed their culture and assimilate, only to learn how important their heritage is to them as they mature. A seminal novel about what it means to leave a culture behind and preserve what matters in a new country.

     
  • The cover of the book The Travelers

    The Travelers

    A completely unique, brilliant story of two families and the issues they encounter over 60 years. Told in vignette style through the eyes of many of the characters, each unique and fascinating, Ms. Porter takes an unflinching look at the hardest issues of our society—racism, bigotry, privilege, war, classism, orientation—and makes us care deeply about the fate of these characters.