The Lovely Bones (Paperback)

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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 #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its artistry, for its luminous clarity of emotion, and for its astonishing 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 earth 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 tragedy and loss, THE LOVELY BONES succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.

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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