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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

UK Book a Day - Day 11 - Book that made you cry

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot Peach Pies and Alibis - Ellery Adams

I hate crying.  For any reason.  I don't find it cathartic and I'm not a pretty cryer; my eyes swell shut for hours afterwards.  Add to that the decade of my 20's pretty much wrung me dry of any desire for drama, and I don't really have any books that specifically fit this category.

 

But these two did sneak up on me and tear me up.  For which I haven't yet forgiven either one of them.

 

The Immortal Life... I bought for the science.  The humanity and injustice wrought on Mrs. Lacks and her family was just wrenching and I was unprepared for it.

 

Peach Pies and Alibis is a cozy/paranormal mystery with an ending I'd like to smack the author for because it too was unexpected.  Completely, utterly fantastical - but tear inducing all the same.