The Lovely Bones (Paperback)

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This deluxe trade paperback edition of Alice Sebold's modern classic features French flaps and rough-cut pages.
Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. "The Lovely Bones" is such a book - a phenomenal #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its narrative artistry, its luminous clarity of emotion, and its astoniishing power to lay claim to the hearts of millions of readers around the world.
""My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973.""
So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on eath continue without her - her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling.
Out of unspeakable traged and loss, "The Lovely Bones" succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy
"A stunning achievement." -"The New Yorker"
"Deeply affecting. . . . A keenly observed portrait of familial love and how it endures and changes over time." -"New York Times"
"A triumphant novel. . . . It's a knockout." -"Time"
"Destined to become a classic in the vein of "To Kill a Mockingbird." . . . I loved it." -Anna Quindlen
"A novel that is painfully fine and accomplished." -"Los Angeles Times"
""The Lovely Bones" seems to be saying there are more important things in life on earth than retribution. Like forgiveness, like love." -"Chicago Tribune.

About the Author

Alice Sebold is also the author of Lucky, a memoir, and the forthcoming novel The Almost Moon. She lives in California with her husband, the novelist Glen David Gold.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316001823
ISBN-10: 0316001821
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: September 17th, 2007
Pages: 328
Language: English


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