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Close the blinds, cuddle a cushion and bring on the waterworks.

Whether it’s a slow dripping tear down the cheek with a few sniffles, or a full blown ugly howl, there is definitely nothing like having a good cry. Here are some sob stories guaranteed to open floodgates of emotion.

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  • Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. 

  • The most poignant, moving and heartwarming tale you will read this year; a book to devour in one sitting and press urgently into the hands of your friends and family. A true wonder of a book.

  • 'It's the most marvellous discovery for everyone who loves literature' Ian McEwan

  • This is a story of resilience, the irrepressible, enduring nature of love, and the fragility of life. From one of Australia's most loved novelists.

  • WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA NOVEL AWARD AND BESTSELLING LITERARY PAPERBACK OF 2016: Devastating and brilliant, Kate Atkinson's stand-alone follow-up to Life After Life.

  • No one does family like Anne Tyler does family -- sink into the funny, true, joy of her new novel

  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (author of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns) is a teen romance with a twist, exploring the tragic business of being alive and in love. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw - The Fault in Our Stars is perfect for young adults and adults alike.

  • As uplifting as it is moving, Holding the Man is a funny, sad and celebratory account of growing up gay, and a powerful love story.

  • What would you do if you had to choose? A haunting novel about the power of love and loss - a story that won't quite let you go.

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