Wrung Out from Reading

I don’t understand the psychological need that it fulfills, but some readers really enjoy getting punched in the gut by a book… The building warmth in the bridge of your nose, signaling a totally unstoppable onslaught of tears… Putting the book down to go get a tissue and then picking up that same awful book that made you cry! Understandable or not, the appeal is real. Witness the NYT Bestsellerness of The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. Readers ready for another emotional whallop may enjoy:

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Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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