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Novel Endings
Novels (and a few short stories) that have very satisfying endings (but not necessarily happy) OR disturbing endings (those are noted for the squeamish).   Print this list Print this list
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Cover Art: Pride and prejudice /
Pride and prejudice
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817
Satisfying ending indeed.
Adult Fiction AUSTEN
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Cover Art: March : a novel /
March : a novel
Brooks, Geraldine
Adult Fiction BROOKS
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Cover Art: And then there were none /
And then there were none
Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976
Adult Fiction CHRISTIE
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Cover Art: The big love : a novel /
The big love : a novel
Dunn, Sarah
Happy and great ending. Love this book!
Adult Fiction DUNN
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Cover Art: Extremely loud & incredibly close /
Extremely loud & incredibly close
Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977-
The perfect ending. Safran Foer is a genius.
Adult Fiction FOER
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Cover Art: Eye of the needle : a novel /
Eye of the needle : a novel
Follett, Ken
Adult Fiction FOLLETT
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Cover Art: Staggerford /
Staggerford
Hassler, Jon.
Adult Fiction HASSLER
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Cover Art: The gift of the Magi /
The gift of the Magi
Henry, O., 1862-1910
Classic ending.
Children's Fiction HENRY
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Cover Art: Loving Frank : a novel /
Loving Frank : a novel
Horan, Nancy
I didn't see this ending coming; what a shocker!
Adult Fiction HORAN
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Cover Art: The lottery and other stories /
The lottery and other stories
Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965
Most shocking and disturbing ending I have ever read.
Adult Fiction JACKSON
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Cover Art: Carrie /
Carrie
King, Stephen, 1947-
Adult Fiction KING
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Cover Art: Christine /
Christine
King, Stephen, 1947-
Adult Fiction KING
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Cover Art: The bean trees : a novel /
The bean trees : a novel
Kingsolver, Barbara.
I love the last sentence of this wonderful first novel.
Adult Fiction KINGSOL
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Cover Art: To kill a mockingbird /
To kill a mockingbird
Lee, Harper
Adult Fiction LEE
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Cover Art: Atonement : a novel /
Atonement : a novel
McEwan, Ian
Adult Fiction MCEWAN
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Cover Art: The time traveler's wife /
The time traveler's wife
Niffenegger, Audrey.
Adult Fiction NIFFENE
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Cover Art: My sister's keeper : a novel /
My sister's keeper : a novel
Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
This ending upset me.
Adult Fiction PICOULT
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Cover Art: The art of racing in the rain : a novel /
The art of racing in the rain : a novel
Stein, Garth.
One of my favorite endings to a novel.
Adult Fiction STEIN
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Cover Art: The grapes of wrath /
The grapes of wrath
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968
Adult Fiction STEINBECK
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