The Lovely Bones

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Little, Brown, Aug 7, 2002 - Fiction - 336 pages
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"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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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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Contents

ALSO BY ALICE SEBOLD
THREE
NINE
ELEVEN
THIRTEEN
FIFTEEN
SEVENTEEN
NINETEEN
TWENTYTWO
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Alice Sebold is the bestselling author of The Lovely Bones, The Almost Moon, and Lucky a memoir. She lives in California with her husband, the novelist Glen David Gold.

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