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The lovely bones : a novel

Author: Alice Sebold
Publisher: New York : LB/Little, Brown, 2009, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brutally raped and murdered by a deceptively mild-mannered neighbor, Susie begins with a compelling description of her death. During the next ten years, she watches over her family and friends as they struggle to cope with her murder. She observes their disintegrating lives with compassion and occasionally attempts, sometimes successfully, to communicate her love to them. Although the lives of all who knew her well  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Sebold
ISBN: 9780316044400 0316044407 9781600240683 1600240682 9781594130236 159413023X
OCLC Number: 318878714
Description: 372 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: 15 paperbacks; 1 book on compact disc (9 discs) ; 1 large print book; 2 page discussion guide; 11 pages of material collected to enhance book discussion; 1 zippered bag.
Responsibility: Alice Sebold.

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Brutally raped and murdered by a deceptively mild-mannered neighbor, Susie begins with a compelling description of her death. During the next ten years, she watches over her family and friends as they struggle to cope with her murder. She observes their disintegrating lives with compassion and occasionally attempts, sometimes successfully, to communicate her love to them. Although the lives of all who knew her well are shaped by her tragic death, eventually her family and friends survive their pain and grief. In [this novel], Susie continues to grow emotionally. She learns that human existence is "the helplessness of being alive, the dark bright pity of being human feeling as you went, groping in corners and opening your arms to light all of it part of navigating the unknown."--Library Journal.

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