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Penguin authors on the funny and hopeful books that cheer them up

Avni Doshi, Frances Cha, Jane Fallon and more recommend their go-to novels that never fail to shine a light during dark times.

When things get difficult, the right book can provide just what you need, whether that’s commiseration, solitude, sweetness – or maybe just a good laugh. Here, a selection of our authors reveal the book that never fails to lift their spirits.

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