The lovely bones : a novel / Alice Sebold.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Picador, 2003, c2002Description: 328, 13, 12 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780316001823; 0330485385.Subject(s): Murder victims' families -- Fiction | Teenage girls -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Salmon, Susie (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Murder -- Fiction | Bereavement -- FictionDDC classification: 813.6 Summary: This is the tale of family, memory, love, and living told by 14-year-old Susie Salmon, who is already in heaven. Through the voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and builds out of her family's grief a hopeful and joyful story.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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. <br> "My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973." <br> 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. <br> <br>
Originally published: New York : Little Brown, 2002.
Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown, c2002. With new reading group guide.
This is the tale of family, memory, love, and living told by 14-year-old Susie Salmon, who is already in heaven. Through the voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and builds out of her family's grief a hopeful and joyful story.