Ramble: 30-Days of Books #22


Happy Autumn!

I love books. I love words.

I am doing the 30-day book challenge to get some conversations started about books. Please do join in with a comment on your own books – or a link to your own post!

Day 22 and the next prompt is:

Name a book that made you cry

Hmm. That was tougher than I imagined. Sad I can name a few. Books don’t often make me cry.

“A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving
I mean even the backpage summary hits you – 11 year old kills his best friend with a foul ball….and then the story happens.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4473.A_Prayer_for_Owen_Meany
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Eleven-year-old Owen Meany, playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire, hits a foul ball and kills his best fri…

“When someone you love dies, and you’re not expecting it, you don’t lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time—the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers. Gradually, you accumulate the parts of her that are gone. Just when the day comes—when there’s a particular missing part that overwhelms you with the feeling that she’s gone, forever—there comes another day, and another specifically missing part.”

It is also a very funny book at times.

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