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The Lovely Bones

Sebold, Alice

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ISBN 10: 0316666343 / ISBN 13: 9780316666343
Published by Little Brown, New York, 2002
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SIGNED boldly in purple marker by the author on the title page. Unread. In a clear protective mylar cover. True first edition with first state dust jacket with Margot Livesey quote on rear flap. Phenomenal best-selling book destined to become one of the first classics of the Twenty-first century. An absorbing exploration of adolescence and a family touched by darkness when their teenage daughter is murdered as told by the victim from her new home in heaven. Bookseller Inventory # 1000638

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Title: The Lovely Bones

Publisher: Little Brown, New York

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Boldly SIGNED By Author on Title Page

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. THE LOVELY BONES is such a book -- a #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its artistry, for its luminous clarity of emotion, and for its astonishing power to lay claim to the hearts of millions of readers around the world. Now in an audiobook edition read by the author, with movie tie-in art.
"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."
So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her -- her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, THE LOVELY BONES succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.
The major motion picture version of THE LOVELY BONES, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, and Saoirse Ronan is scheduled for release on December 11, 2009.

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When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen. In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and her own adjustment to the strange new place she finds herself. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grief, her father embarks on a search for the killer, her sister undertakes a feat of amazing daring, her little brother builds a fort in her honor and begin the difficult process of healing. In the hands of a brilliant novelist, this story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful and touching story about family, memory, love, heaven, and living.

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