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* CallingTheOldManOut: Luther is the recipient of this; Abby gets it from her daughter Dana and Francie gets it from Georgia.

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* CallingTheOldManOut: CallingTheOldManOut:
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Luther is the recipient of this; this.
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Abby gets it from her daughter Dana and Francie gets it from Georgia.



* DomesticAbuser: Luther can count as one, in a possessive sense. He told Eleanor to stop seeing her old friends and his planting the rosebushes (as representative of each child she lost) was more for her to get down to doing housework again, later he had placed their only son (who is mentally disabled) in a home out of embarrassment and without consulting her. He seems to regret it in the end.

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* DomesticAbuser: DomesticAbuse: Luther can count as one, in a possessive sense. He told Eleanor to stop seeing her old friends and his planting the rosebushes (as representative of each child she lost) was more for her to get down to doing housework again, later he had placed their only son (who is mentally disabled) in a home out of embarrassment and without consulting her. He seems to regret it in the end.



* [[RacistGrandma Racist Grandpa]]: Oh Luther, Luther, Luther.

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* [[RacistGrandma Racist Grandpa]]: RacistGrandma: Oh Luther, Luther, Luther.


** Dana calls out a rude lady who made some comments about her brother with Down Syndrome.



* WickedStepmother: Helen, to a certain extent.

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* WickedStepmother: Helen, to a certain extent.


* CallingTheOldManOut: Luther is the recipient of this; Abby gets it from her daughter Dana.

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* CallingTheOldManOut: Luther is the recipient of this; Abby gets it from her daughter Dana.Dana and Francie gets it from Georgia.



* DoesntTrustThoseGuys: Luther towards anyone that doesn't fit his narrow, WASP, Hoover Republican view, for example Irish and Catholics.



* DoesntTrustThoseGuys: Luther towards anyone that doesn't fit his narrow, WASP, Hoover Republican view, for example Irish and Catholics.

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* DoesntTrustThoseGuys: Luther towards anyone that doesn't fit his narrow, WASP, Hoover Republican view, for example Irish DrunkDriver: Francie's son in the 4th book, the accident put him in therapy and Catholics.several people were killed.


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* TheUnfavorite: Georgia feels this way with Francie, due to the woman being strict with her.

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** Francie calls out this bigoted old couple for their vocal disapproval of her friends' mixed race parents.
* DomesticAbuser: Luther can count as one, in a possessive sense. He told Eleanor to stop seeing her old friends and his planting the rosebushes (as representative of each child she lost) was more for her to get down to doing housework again, later he had placed their only son (who is mentally disabled) in a home out of embarrassment and without consulting her. He seems to regret it in the end.
* DrivenToSuicide: As revealed in the 4th book [[spoiler: Abby's mother Eleanor]].


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** The 3rd book had the Goldberg's (Dana's family) friends facing some prejudice due to the black and white parents; a pair of bigoted strangers earned a scathing comeback from Francie.


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* MyBelovedSmother: Francie in the 4th book has became this, to the point where she demands the family move to Maine after 9/11 and the anthrax attacks just because it's "safer" and not so close to NYC.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Much of the strife in the family (esp. from mother to daughter and so on) can be attributed to this trope; Dana doesn't want to hurt Abby by telling her the real reason she leaves for New York (with the older woman seeing it as abandonment) and Francie keeps the secret of almost being kidnapped to herself for several decades and becomes an overprotective mom that almost drives Georgia away. Everything is solved in the 4th book when all 4 generations sit down in the same room and talk things out.


* AmicablyDivorced: Dana and Matthew



* MalignedMixedMarriage: An example with [[spoiler: the Wasp Abby getting re-married to childhood friend and the part-Irish Orrin and later Dana to the Jewish Matthew Goldberg]], Luther is not pleased.

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* MalignedMixedMarriage: An example with [[spoiler: the Wasp WASP Abby getting re-married to childhood friend and the part-Irish Orrin and later Dana to the Jewish Matthew Goldberg]], Goldberg]]. Luther is not pleased.

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* AbusiveParents: Luther controls his daughters activities and even makes decisions for them and worse, has sent his son away to a school because the boy's disability embarrasses him.


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* CallingTheOldManOut: Luther is the recipient of this; Abby gets it from her daughter Dana.
* DoesntTrustThoseGuys: Luther towards anyone that doesn't fit his narrow, WASP, Hoover Republican view, for example Irish and Catholics.
* FantasyForbiddingFather: Abby's father Luther hardly allows the girls to socialize with certain children or work.


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* MalignedMixedMarriage: An example with [[spoiler: the Wasp Abby getting re-married to childhood friend and the part-Irish Orrin and later Dana to the Jewish Matthew Goldberg]], Luther is not pleased.


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* [[RacistGrandma Racist Grandpa]]: Oh Luther, Luther, Luther.
* StayInTheKitchen: Luther's attitude towards women (especially more upper class WASP women) working and going to college is, shall we say, backwards.

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The Family Tree series is a group of books written by Ann M. Martin that chronicles the lives of the eldest daughter in each of a family's four generations.

!!This series provides examples of the following tropes:

* TheAlcoholic: Zander
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Particularly in the first book.
* MorningSickness: Abby's is terrible.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Peter has one in the second book.
* WickedStepmother: Helen, to a certain extent.

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