Sunday, June 05, 2016

Seven sob-inducing books ripe for adaptation

Lindsey Lewis Smithson has her MFA from UC Riverside’s Palm Desert Low Residency MFA. She has served as the Poetry Editor and the Managing Editor for The Coachella Review, in addition to having read for The Pacific Review and The Whistling Fire. At the B&N Reads blog she tagged seven sob-inducing books that deserve to be made into movies, including:
The Still Point of the Turning World, by Emily Rapp

Emily Rapp’s second memoir is a book like few others. At six months old her son Ronan was diagnosed with Tay-Sachs, an always fatal genetic disorder. In an attempt to find a path in a world that no parent ever expects to inhabit, Rapp takes readers through the emotional, physical, and intellectual stages of grief. Readers also are shown the absolute beauty in loving the small things, in embracing the entirety of life. More than story of grief though, this is a story of fierce—even staggering—unconditional love.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue