I have been writing a few short stories to help me come up with some history, and I have found a few ideas that could be made in to novels or full length books. What I am looking for are novels that cover multiple generations worth of characters. In my story arc, I would have multiple generations, maybe five or six, working towards a goal that only the last generation will see fulfilled. They would each have their own stories, but they would be vignettes and short stories that all fit together, each one building on the last. Can anyone recommend books of a similar style that I could read?