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  • January 18th, 2009 | 5:41 PM
Looking for books

Can anyone think of any books that deal with the theme of the sins of the fathers?

There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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January 19th, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
TWISTED by Laurie Halse Anderson
January 19th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
Duh! Yes, thank you. I even have that one on my shelf.
January 19th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
I always think of Susan Howatch's epics The Rich are Different and Sins of the Fathers, but that's probably not what you're looking for.
January 19th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
No wrong answers. I don't know what I'm looking for...that's why I asked the question. :) Thanks.
January 19th, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
The titles sound trashy, but Howatch actually writes brilliant psychological dramas, many of them as disguised re-tellings of classic stories from history. (The Plantagenet family, for instance.) She's especially good at making you believe in the rightness of one character's POV, and then totally switching to another POV and revealing how deceptive the first POV really was. Her novels about the Church of England (the Starbridge series) are great reads.
January 19th, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
Ooh, they sound great. Thanks so much!
January 19th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
Star Wars was the first thing that came to mind, with the original three movies being about the redemption of Annakin Skywalker. :) There's lot of Star Wars books and adaptations.

Not really what you were looking for, I'm sure.
January 19th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
Again, no wrong answer. I'm just trying to get my brain to start firing on more than one cylinder around the concept of "sins of the father" so thank you.
January 19th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
HUNGER GAMES. The kids who are chosen to compete are from districts that had family members rebel against the country. An interesting twist to the whole sins of the fathers theme.
January 19th, 2009 05:47 am (UTC)
Wow, I hadn't heard that part of it about the plot. Thanks.
January 19th, 2009 05:25 am (UTC)
Actually my book CANDOR does, but it's not out until September! Let me know if you want to hear more.

Also how about "Nothing to Lose" by Alex Flinn?
January 19th, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
Oh now I even more intrigued by your book!

I'm trying to start some stuff firing in my own brain by looking at different ways that people applied the idea.

I hadn't remembered that about Alex's book which I do have on my shelf. Thanks.
January 19th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
How about a movie---
Frailty -- Powers Booth [ love that name and the actor! ] plays the father

Also -- Rich Man Poor movie/book comes to mind
January 20th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
Re: How about a movie---
Oh, movies work too. Thank you.
January 19th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Kids only? I just read Run by Ann Patchett, which is, I think, VERY much about that--although also maybe the sins of the mother. Fantastic book, but definitely "grown-up." :)
January 20th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
Nope, not just kids. Any kind. I actually have Patchett on another list so I will move this book up. thanks.
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January 20th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
Never heard of these so thank you!
January 20th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
I LOVE this series. Keep trying to get son to read it--no luck. It's older--like from when WE were kids! :)
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