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One of the Saddest Books You've Ever Read?

I've read several sad books, for sure, but it's hard to name the saddest one. I really did cry reading The Four Winds, but it wasn't close to the saddest.

 

Thinking back, I'd have to say one of the saddest books was Every Last One, by Anna Quindlen. My eyes filled up with tears just thinking about it. I know there are many others, including my favorite, The Good Earth, but off hand I can't think of them.

 

What are your saddest books?

 

 

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Re: One of the Saddest Books You've Ever Read?

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I just finished Four Winds. (Hannah)  Yes, it was sad, and shameful the way migrants were treated in California.  I didn't cry though. Most people have read Grapes of Wrath, so the tragedy of that period isn't news.

 

The saddest book I've read is Where the Red Fern Grows.  Dog lovers beware of this one.

 

 

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I read a series of historical British mysteries that I loved. The author suddenly died so I knew that the last book I read was, in fact, the last. I cried.

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Re: One of the Saddest Books You've Ever Read?

A Man Called Ove, I sobbed at the end. 😢

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Re: One of the Saddest Books You've Ever Read?

The saddest book I  read was when I was a child, "The Little Match Girl."

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although there is always hope at the end.......the saddest books i have ever read were THE KITE RUNNER and A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS. powerful reading, but you definitely have to be in the mood for them.

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Re: One of the Saddest Books You've Ever Read?

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt...sad story

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@bmorechick wrote:

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt...sad story


@bmorechick , I forgot about that one, it was brutal.

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Re: One of the Saddest Books You've Ever Read?

Old Yeller....I think I'm scarred for life after rteading that one as a kid.  

 

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When I was in 8th grade I read Where The Red Fern Grows, I cannot even think about that book without tearing up even to this day!