The Lovely Bones

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Turtleback Books, Apr 1, 2004 - Fiction - 328 pages
35 Reviews
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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A Book That Makes You Think

User Review  - LETS - Borders

When reading Lovely Bones, it makes you think of the tragedy that strikes anyone that loses a loved one. How sadness erodes , and can consume. How to learn to move on an be okay too. It makes you ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lilian - Borders

It really was a great story but I just kept waiting for something, anything, to happen that would make me fall in love with this book; but it never happened. I understood and respect the point of the ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Alice Sebold was born in Madison, Wisconsin on September 6, 1963. She attended college at Syracuse University. She was raped as a freshman. Her first book, Lucky, is a memoir which tells the story of that event in her life and its aftermath. Following graduation from Syracuse, she went to the University of Houston for her graduate degree and received an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Her other books include The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon. She won the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction in 2003 for The Lovely Bones and the Bram Stoker Award for First Novel in 2002. In 2009 a feature film was released of The Lovely Bones starring Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz.

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