The Lovely Bones

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Little, Brown, Sep 30, 2009 - Fiction - 368 pages
The critically acclaimed and commercially beloved novel about a young girl's murder in suburban Pennsylvania and her journey for justice from the afterlife.
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.

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User Review  - desmn - Overstock.com

I found this book a bit depressing. Perhaps I dont want to read about the extreme sadness of the unraveling of a family caused by a childs death However I also found this book difficult to get through ... Read full review

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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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About the author (2009)

Alice Sebold is the author of three #1 bestselling books, the novels The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon and the memoir Lucky. She lives in California with her husband, the novelist Glen David Gold.

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