The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold

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From Hachette’s Website:
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.

“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.

There Are 14 Responses So Far. »

  1. Just read this book loved it .

  2. This sounds like a fascinating book. Usually, a crime novel is from the perspective of the
    family, the murderer, the police…but rarely from the victim themselves. I bet it’s an intriguing read.

  3. This has been on my wish list for a long time! I didn’t know it was being made into a movie… I refuse to see a movie before reading the book. Enter me please! I’m crossing my fingers. Draw my name. It’s the least you can do Carrie, since you’re standing me up in Napa in 9 days. My heart may never mend….. Just Kidding – I’ll mend eventually. Love you! k

  4. Thanks for featuring this unique book. It has been on my mind and I am interested in reading this novel. Since the perspective is told in a different way I find this fascinating and would welcome this book.

  5. Wow, I always love the book more than the movie. Thanks for getting this out again so i can read it before the release.

  6. This is a wonderful book – I loved it. I’m anxious to see how Hollywood treats it and will read it again before seeing the movie.

  7. I read this book several years ago. Really good, and chilling!

  8. I loved reading this book and can hardly wait to share it with friends. Thank you.

  9. Both my daughter and I read this book a couple years ago. It was disturbing to the bone, yet we couldn’t put it down! GREAT read!

  10. Wow, Carrie, I would so very much like to read this book! Like many, buying a book right now does not fit into any kind of budget for me! But, I am definitely putting this on my list of books I want to read as soon as I can!

    When I was just 16 years old, my 18 year old fiancĂ© (yes, I now know that 16 was too young to be engaged, but I was) died. He fell 350 feet down a mine shaft while at work in a mine in Northern Idaho. He was working overtime to make enough money for us to save for when we would be married. His safety belt was somehow not attached correctly, and he fell. The local hospital could not help him, so he was flown in to Spokane Washington via a flight for life helicopter. I was with him in the hospital when he died after surviving for 7 1/2 hours. My life was shattered that morning, and I was never again the same. Of course, my life went on, I married later, and have three beautiful grown children, but I still, to this day, can’t think of Kim without feeling such tremendous sadness. I still miss him so much, even after 39 years. I think about him and wonder where he is, and what it is all like for him now where ever he is. Can he see me, and does he see me as I live my life? Does he know how much I still love him, and always will?

    It looks like this book, “The Lovely Bones” might give me some sort of insight into some of my “forever questions.” Please consider me a candidate for receiving this book, and thank you for offering it up as a possibility. I am sure that whoever receives it will be blessed.

    I love you and your podcasts, and can’t wait for more!

    Your Friend,

    Cindy Erickson

  11. Correction to my above post…it has been 34 year since my fiancĂ© passed away. The above was a typo…sorry!

  12. Thank you Carrie!
    I’m so excited to have won this book. It sounds fantastic!!
    I love what you do here on your site and within your podcast.
    Yours virtually, Kristi

  13. I only heard about this book after I saw the trailer for the movie. Since I haven’t seen the movie, I will probably read it first.

  14. love this book and the film it reminds of my friend who was murdered when she was 13 her body was found in a bin bag in her own basement her murderer commited suicide

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