You all are going to think me incredibly cheesy but it is "Dark Angel" by V.C Andrews. I hate what V.C Andrews have become now but there is something about that book that always tears me up. No matter what, I can read that book over and over and still feel punched in the gut with the emotionaly poignancy of it all.
Also, here in Chattanooga now. 3 hours of sleep, 5 hour drive. Made it here safely. I'm still tired but I'm hoping to be able to get a full night of sleep tonight and re-aquaint myself with day dwelling again.