Memorable book endings

I did a booksigning at Borders in Lithonia, GA a couple of weekends ago.  One of the folks who stopped to visit with me had purchased a copy of Victoria Christopher Murray’s Joy.  When I saw the book, I immediately thought of the ending, which I thought was flat-out wonderful.  I get emotional thinking about it. It was the perfect ending for a very good book.  If you’ve read it, you know what I mean.  If you haven’t read it, I can’t tell you the ending.  All I’ll say is that it relates to the title.

What books have you read that have endings that were memorable for you?  Let’s make this memorable, as in warm and emotional, as well as memorable, as in shocking or surprising, and memorable, as in disappointing.  Just so you know many of the Oprah books had disappointing endings for me.  I’m thinking of one right now but I can’t remember the title.  Note that just because a book has a disappointing ending doesn’t mean that it’s a bad book.

So what say ye?  What books have you read with memorable endings?

3 thoughts on “Memorable book endings

  1. I loved this book as well, Angela. I’m thinking… I know one thing that had a really great ending is Rochelle Alers’ Secrets Never Told. The secret explained a lot.

    If I can think of anything else I will come back and post it.

  2. Joy had a wonderful ending. My favorite really. Now that you’ve set the standard at Joy, it’s hard to find one that tops it, but I love the way Sherri Lewis’ My Soul Cries Out ended. I also enjoyed the way A Sin and A Shame ended. It was love hate though. I won’t say why because it gives the book away.

  3. I actually enjoyed Up Pops the Devil. Every time I got ready to read something got in my way, but this week I was like–I’m reading and of course your book was the next book in my pile of books to read. Once I started reading, it was hard to put down. I finished in 2 days.

    Spoiler alert – I loved the way you weaved in the scenes with Sean & The Boss. That was unique and I hadn’t seen it done that way before in a book. I know it’s fiction but in reality when so much stuff is coming at you at one time, you can tell when the devil is busy.

    I also liked the twist with the Boss’ secretary.

    I would love to see all the characters come back in a sequel. I’m glad Preacher got rid of his baggage. I think the baggage wasn’t good for him in the first place.

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