Thursday, February 25, 2010

40 Posts in 40 Days: Last Tearjerker?

Yesterday was all about the LOL which, from the response and conversations I've had, is not that easy to find in fiction. Today I'd like to hear what book brought you to tears.

Many books have those moments that catch you by the heart strings, but few have the ability to grab you and squeeze til you're a babbling idiot. One book that turned me into a sobbing mess was Daddy by Danielle Steel. I'm not sure why it hit me so hard. Maybe it was just a matter of timing, having young children and not understanding how a mother could walk away. Or if it was seeing the heartbreak of the main character, Oliver. So many times men are portrayed as cold and more likely to walk away from family. Seeing a man suffer and step up when his children are suffering is moving. Whatever the reason that it hit so hard, the fact that I still remember the raw emotion is what is incredible. Even writing this post has me thinking it's time to reread this book. That is a powerful thing.

What was the last good tearjerker you've read?

Kristin : )


  1. The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel. It's the only book that made me sob without being able to stop. It's the story of a youth contracting AIDS and inventing the saga of the Roccamatios throughout the ages with the help of his best friend. None of them are gay, which drives the point that the disease in non-discriminatory.

  2. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers had me. And now...Lovely Bones as I read it!

  3. I remember the FIRST book that brought me to tears - Where The Red Fern Grows. More recently, however, it's been The Time Traveler's Wife and Lovely Bones. But I'm beginning to think that I'm just an easy crier. There have been parts in Stephen King's Under The Dome that have made my throat constrict. LOL!