The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones

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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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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 109.22 x 170.18 x 35.56mm | 190g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • Little, Brown and Company
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Reprint, Media Tie In
  • 0316044407
  • 9780316044400
  • 2,743

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"Set in a heaven as real and possible as the earth is mysterious and shifting, THE LOVELY BONES explores, with clear-eyed affection and wit, the romance of family life, the shy, funny turbulence of adolescence and the painful tracks love and loss make through our world."

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About Alice Sebold

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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