The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones

by Alice Sebold
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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.
The major motion picture version of THE LOVELY BONES, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, and Saoirse Ronan is scheduled for release on December 11, 2009.
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About this Edition

Language

English

Publish Date

Oct 1, 2009

Format

Paperback

Number of Pages

372

ISBN

0316044407

ISBN-13

9780316044400