Spoiler Alert: 10 Dog Books Guaranteed to Make You Cry

 

What is it about sad stories about the death of an animal that can turn the most together person into a sobbing mess? Must go back to our earliest childhoods and those traumatic Disney movies like Bambi and Dumbo. Then we read classic children’s books like Old Yeller and Charlotte’s Web…who could stand a chance? Some of the saddest stories often involve the loss of a beloved dog. Yes, we’ve all been there. Grab a Kleenex and check out some of these sad, but great, reads.  Spoiler alert:  the dog dies.

 

Sounder, William H. Armstrong

 

Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls

 

I Am Legend, Richard Matheson

 

Marley and Me, John Grogan

 

My Dog Skip, Willie Morris

 

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski

 

The Hotel New Hampshire, John Irving

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein

 

Hachiko Waits, Leslea Newman

 

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera

 

 

 

 

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