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The Lovely Bones By Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones
by Alice Sebold

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The Lovely Bones Summary


The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

'My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer.'This is Susie Salmon, speaking to us from heaven. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. There are counsellors to help newcomers to adjust, and friends to room with. Everything she wants appears as soon as she thinks of it - except the thing she wants most: to be back with the people she loved on Earth. From heaven, Susie watches. She sees her happy suburban family implode after her death, as each member tries to come to terms with the terrible loss. Over the years, her friends and siblings grow up, fall in love, do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But life is not quite finished with Susie yet.The Lovely Bones is a luminous and astonishing novel about life and death, forgiveness and vengeance, memory and forgetting. It is, above all, a novel which finds light in the darkest of places, and shows how even when that light seems to be utterly extinguished, it is still there, waiting to be rekindled. 'Sebold has given us a fantasy-fable of great authority, charm, and daring. She's a one-of-a-kind writer' Jonathan Franzen, author of The Corrections. 'Painfully funny, bracingly tough, terribly sad, it is a feat of imagination and a tribute to the healing power of grief' Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay.

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About Alice Sebold


Alice Sebold is the author of the bestselling novels The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon, and the memoir Lucky. She lives in California.

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GOR001079983
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Alice Sebold
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2002-08-23
336
0330485377
9780330485371
Winner of National Book Awards Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year 2004 (UK) Winner of Specsavers Platinum Bestseller Award 2017 (UK)
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