The Lovely Bones

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Turtleback Books, Apr 1, 2004 - Fiction - 328 pages
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The spirit of fourteen-year-old Susie Salmon describes her murder, her surprise at her new home in heaven, and her witness to her family's grief, efforts to find the killer, and attempts to come to terms with what has happened.

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Sebold's writing is masterful no, it's incredible. - Bookreporter.com
The ending of this book is very heartwarming. - Borders
There was no real ending or closure for the family. - Borders
... the ending was a total surprise! - Borders

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User Review  - MIchelle1984 - Borders

This is by and far the worst book I have ever read. It is full of derivitive mis-moshed, fluffy, over blown, confusing imagery. Most of the thoughts were non-sensical and followed no linear thought ... Read full review

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User Review  - desmn - Overstock.com

I found this book a bit depressing. Perhaps, I don't want to read about the extreme sadness of the unraveling of a family caused by a child's death? However, I also found this book difficult to get ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Alice Sebold was born on September 6, 1963 in Madison, Wisconsin. She is an American novelist. She has published three books: Lucky (1999), The Lovely Bones (2002) and The Almost Moon (2007). Ms. Sebold attended college at Syracuse University. As a freshman there she was raped. Her first book, Lucky, is a memoir which tells the story of that event in her life and its aftermath. The incident changed her drastically and the theme of terror is prevalent in her writings. Following graduation from Syracuse, she went to the University of Houston for her graduate degree. She won the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction in 2003 and the Bram Stoker Award for The Lovely Bones in 2002. Alice Sebold lives with her husband, the writer Glen David Gold, in Southern California.

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