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Publisher Description

The internationally bestselling novel that inspired the acclaimed film directed by Peter Jackson.

With an introduction by Karen Thompson Walker, author of The Age of Miracles.

My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973.

In heaven, Susie Salmon can have whatever she wishes for – except what she most wants, which is to be back with the people she loved on earth. In the wake of her murder, Susie watches as her happy suburban family is torn apart by grief; as her friends grow up, fall in love, and do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But as Susie will come to realize, even in death, life is not quite out of reach . . .

A luminous, astonishing novel about life and death, memory and forgetting, and finding light in the darkest places, Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones became an instant classic when it was first published. There are now over ten million copies in print. It inspired the film starring Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon and Saoirse Ronan.

Crime & Thrillers
December 15
Pan Macmillan

Customer Reviews

Michele-29 ,

Beautiful story

I first read this book when I was 15 years old after receiving it as a birthday gift. It’s one of those books that stays with you for a long time. I read it again at 26 and the story has had the same powerful effect on me as it did a decade ago. I can’t recommend this book enough. The story is told through a young girls eyes as she looks down at her family and friends from the in between. It’s heartbreaking and bittersweet at times and The author did an excellent job of conveying the raw emotions of these characters. I know there was a movie about it but I can honestly say the movie does the book no justice whatsoever.

Weeme87 ,

The Lovely Bones

Read in one sitting. A recommendation of a book I had never heard of.
I could not possibly stop turning the pages.
What a beautiful writer with a beautiful mind and a magical imagination.
This book will stay with me for a very long time and I will of course as done to me, will absolutely recommend to others.
I take my hat off for Alice Sebold

EJC_book ,


Amazing book, bad ending that could of been a lot better

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