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The lovely bones : a novel

Author: Alice Sebold
Publisher: London : Picador, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Preschool : EnglishView all editions and formats
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
Material Type: Fiction, Preschool
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0330485385 9780330485388 0330485393 9780330485395 0330485377 9780330485371 0330413163 9780330413169 9780316001823 0316001821
OCLC Number: 59330455
Notes: Originally published: New York : Little Brown, 2002.

Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School Library notes:
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 . . .
Awards: Winner of National Book Awards Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year 2004 (UK)
Winner of Specsavers Platinum Bestseller Award 2017 (UK)
Description: 328 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Lovely bones.
Responsibility: Alice Sebold.
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A haunting and heartbreaking novel narrated from heaven as a young girls watches over her family and killer.  Read more...
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