Day 06- A Book that makes you cry
Anyone familiar with John Irving knows about the emotional potency of his writing. Anyone who isn't familiar should be warned that he will make you cry.
This is a book in three parts and the first part is the subject of the movie "The Door in the Floor". This is the part of the book that I cry throughout. Because Ruth is 4 years old and lives in a house where her older brothers had died in a car crash and her mother never quite recovered. The emotional incapability of her mother is so palpable that it hurts to read. She ends up having an affair, which is also very emotionally charged and she just leaves one day, never to be seen again. And so this little girl is left somewhat bereft but very much loved and cared for by her father.
The second part of the book is also very satifying and as Ruth becomes a very successful writer she embarks on a book tour. While in Amsterdam she witnesses a murder and spends the rest of the book trying to find someone who will investigate.
In the third and last part, she is widowed and has a young son and falls in a deep love for the first time (which also makes me cry) with the detective who is working on the murder case. I am not telling if he solves the murder or not but I will say that there is a surprise at the end of the book and it isn't that he's the killer.
(Doing this list is making me want to go back and read all these books again from a different point in my life. Except Twilight. Fuck Twilight.)