The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones

by Alice Sebold (Author)


My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer. This is Susie Salmon. Watching from heaven, Susie sees her happy, suburban family devastated by her death, isolated even from one another as they each try to cope with their terrible loss alone. Over the years, her friends and siblings grow up, fall in love, do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But life is not quite finished with Susie yet ...The Lovely Bones is a luminous and astonishing novel about life and death, forgiveness and vengeance, memory and forgetting - but, above all, about finding light in the darkest of places. 'Spare, beautiful and brutal prose ...The Lovely Bones is compulsive enough to read in a single sitting, brilliantly intelligent, elegantly constructed and ultimately intriguing' The Times 'Moving and compelling ...It will put an imperceptible but stealthily insistent hold on you. I sat down in the morning to read the first couple of pages; five hours later, I was still there, book in hand, transfixed' Maggie O'Farrell, Sunday Telegraph


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Edition: Film tie-in ed
Publisher: Picador
Published: 04 Dec 2009

ISBN 10: 0330457721
ISBN 13: 9780330457729
Book Overview: The original edition of The Lovely Bones has sold over 2 million copies in the UK alone The film stars Susan Sarandon, Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg and Saoirse Ronan who received an Oscar nomination for her role in Atonement will play Susie Salmon New cover will show film artwork Will work closely with the film company to jointly promote the book along with the film

Author Bio
Alice Sebold is the author of the number one bestseller The Lovely Bones, the memoir Lucky, and a second novel, The Almost Moon. She lives in California.