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The Lovely Bones

Alice Sebold

Mass Market Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/31/2007)
Hardcover (7/3/2002)
Paperback (9/17/2007)
Paperback (4/20/2004)
Compact Disc (10/1/2009)
CD-Audio (9/30/2009)
Paperback (2/1/2012)
Paperback (9/30/2009)
Mass Market (10/1/2009)
Paperback (6/9/2015)
Compact Disc (8/1/2002)
Hardcover, Large Print (12/3/2005)
Compact Disc (9/1/2007)
Prebound (4/20/2004)
Paperback, Japanese (12/10/2009)
Paperback (11/1/2009)
Prebound (4/20/2004)
Paperback, Large Print (4/1/2004)

Description

When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen. In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and her own adjustment to the strange new place she finds herself. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grief, her father embarks on a search for the killer, her sister undertakes a feat of amazing daring, her little brother builds a fort in her honor and begin the difficult process of healing. In the hands of a brilliant novelist, this story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful and touching story about family, memory, love, heaven, and living.

Little, Brown and Company, 9780316166683, 384pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2006