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Alice Sebold is the bestselling author of The Lovely Bones a novel, and Lucky, a memoir. She lives in California with her husband, the novelist Glen David Gold.From AudioFile:
Listeners might be more easily absorbed into this brief lyrical novel were they not told in its opening sentences that the storyÕs narrator has just suffocated her rapidly deteriorating mother. From that point on, the story is told as a flashback involving an only child, a mentally ill mother, and a father who finally succeeds at suicide. Flashback requires reflection. Despite Joan AllenÕs more than adequate rendering, audio by nature pushes ahead, not leaving a lot of space between the words. Repetition and slight variation, two of SeboldÕs strong points on the page, become petty annoyances. New-age musical interludes between chapters are out of place with the tone of the novel. In this case, SeboldÕs excellent writing has to be read on the page to be fully appreciated. R.R. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Little, Brown, 2008. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0316034126
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0316034126