What are the best books with dramatic stories?

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    #1My Name Is Joe

    My Name Is Joe
    My Name is Joe is a standalone contemporary fiction novel written by Stefan Bourque which centers on Joe diagnosed with pancreatic cancer who meets Rebecca.
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    Jason Gomez
    Written on May 16, 2018
    " This book is like life can often times be...messy and complicated but oh so worth it in the end. I look forward to every book put out by this author."
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    #2Beaches

    Beaches

    Beaches is a standalone women's fiction novel written by Iris Rainer Dart which follows Cee Cee Bloom and Bertie White's friendship over the course of 30 years. 

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    Charles Arnold
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I like the book overall. The title is laid back, but the writing is serious and wonderful as it tells a story of friendship, women's relationships, and life. I really appreciated the writing as it is very easy to connect with the characters and the story sticks with you."
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    #3Casting Stones

    Casting Stones

    Casting Stones is a standalone historical fiction novel written by G.M. Barlean which follows the life of James Raven after his wife died leaving him with his infant son. 

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    Eric Mitchell
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I wanted to read a good book with a dramatic story and found Casting Stones. This is a very touching book about a dad whose wife died and had to solo parent his infant son. This had plenty of family drama and I was really captivated by the story. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in drama. "
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    #4The Lovely Bones

    The Lovely Bones
    Susie is a 14 years old girl who has the chance of seeing how life goes on after she dies: she is able to see how everyone copes with her loss, how her family still has hopes of finding her despite being already dead and how the man who raped and killed her continues his life.
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    #5The Notebook

    The Notebook

    The Notebook is a romance novel written by Nicholas Sparks published in 1996 which is about the love story of mill worker Noah Calhoun and rich girl Allie. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 2004. 

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    Roger Butler
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "One of the best books that I have read in the drama genre has to be The Notebook. This book by Nicholas Sparks has one of the most dramatic stories that I have read or seen in any movies. I loved this story."
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    #6The Prince of Tides

    The Prince of Tides

    The Prince of Tides is a Southern contemporary romance fiction novel written by Pat Conroy. This was originally published in 1986. This book narrates the story of Tom Wingo and his twin sister as they face tragedies.

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    Christina Mendoza
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The setting in the South is wonderfully done. The drama faced by the twins was pretty intense. The ending was a total surprise. "
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    #7Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë tells the story of Catherine and Heathcliff. After she rejects him for a boy from a better background he develops a lust for revenge that takes over his life. This tale of hauntings, passion, and greed remains unsurpassed in its depiction of the dark side of love.

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    Billy Boyd
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Wuthering Heights is a good solution for best books with dramatic stories , because it is a well reviewed dramatic book."
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    #8Benediction

    Benediction

    Benediction is a contemporary literary fiction written by Kent Haruf. It was published February 26, 2013 by Knopf. It follows the story of Lewis as he is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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    Crystal Rose
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Heartbreaking and dramatic, this book is excellent for anyone who wants a good drama novel. "
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    #9Our Souls at Night: A novel

    Our Souls at Night: A novel

    Our Souls at Night: A novel is a contemporary literary fiction written by Kent Haruf. It was published May 26, 2015 by Knopf. It follows the story of Addie Moore as he wrestles life's challenges.

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    #10Where You Once Belonged

    Where You Once Belonged

    Where You Once Belonged is a contemporary literary fiction written by Kent Haruf. It was published June 4, 2004 by Picador.

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    #11West of Last Chance

    West of Last Chance

    West of Last Chance is a contemporary literary fiction written by Kent Haruf and Peter Brown. It was published January 14, 2004 by W.W. Norton & Company.

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    Heather Scott
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "If you want a dramatic stories, West of Last Chance delivers. The beauty of Browns photography mixed with Harufs bold storytelling seizes the readers emotions. The stories compiled throughout this book evokes a vivid image of what has happened on this cultural piece of history and the remnants left behind. "
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    #12Raunchy

    Raunchy

    Raunchy is an African American urban drama fiction book written by T. Styles. This book is about a mother and daughter's relationship despite the hardships of life. It is first published in 2010 by Cartel Publications. 

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    Samuel Ryan
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "A book that isn't afraid to go there. This book explains the story of a daughter who has grown up in an abusive home and how it molds her. She eventually has to deal with her own issues stemming from the choices she has made as she feels it is best for her considering how she was raised. Not sure if I would read it again, but it was a good read nonetheless."

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Best What are the best books with dramatic stories
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1My Name Is JoeBooks 15 Paid
2BeachesBooks 10 Paid
3Casting StonesBooks 9 Paid
4The Lovely BonesBooks 6 Paid
5The NotebookBooks 5 Paid
6The Prince of TidesBooks 5 Paid
7Wuthering Heights Books 1 Paid
8BenedictionBooks 0 Paid
9Our Souls at Night: A novelBooks 0 Paid
10Where You Once BelongedBooks 0 Paid
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