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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 Picador, 2007. Hardback. Condition: New. 1st Edition. NEW. Fine / fine. Fine condition new hardback first edition book with no marks or inscriptions internally - dustjacket is fine and is unclipped - new first edition / first printing copy. First UK edition / first printing. Seller Inventory # F68
Book Description Picador, London, United Kingdom, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First UK Edition, First Printing. This is a true first edition, first printing (first impression) with the number "1" in the sequence of numbers on the copyright page is Fine in a Fine dustjacket. This copy is Signed and dated by the Author.SIGNED & DATED and Located [Alice Sebold 11/14/07 Dublin] on the title page by Alice Sebold. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000148
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0330451324