The Resource The lovely bones : a novel, Alice Sebold

The lovely bones : a novel, Alice Sebold

Label
The lovely bones : a novel
Title
The lovely bones
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alice Sebold
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brutally raped and murdered by a deceptively mild-mannered neighbor, Susie begins with a compelling description of her death. During the next ten years, she watches over her family and friends as they struggle to cope with her murder. She observes their disintegrating lives with compassion and occasionally attempts, sometimes successfully, to communicate her love to them. Although the lives of all who knew her well are shaped by her tragic death, eventually her family and friends survive their pain and grief. In this, Susie continues to grow emotionally. She learns that human existence is "the helplessness of being alive, the dark bright pity of being human feeling as you went, groping in corners and opening your arms to light all of it part of navigating the unknown
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Title
The lovely bones
Creator
Summary
Looking down from heaven, 14-year-old Susie Salmon recounts her rape and murder and watches her family as they cope with their grief and "the lovely bones" growing around her absence
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Genre
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Character
Award
  • Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel, 2002.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2002.
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Adult Fiction, 2003.
  • British Book Award for the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year, 2004.
  • Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (Rosie Award), 2005.
  • Gateway Readers Award (Missouri), 2005.
  • Iowa High School Book Award, 2005.
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award for Grades 9-12, 2004.
  • South Carolina Book Award, Young Adult Books, 2005.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2003
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2002.
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068738
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.E26
LC item number
L68 2002
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890
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Alice Sebold
The lovely bones : a novel, Alice Sebold
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The lovely bones : a novel, Alice Sebold
Publication
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
328 p.
Isbn
9780316666343
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2001050622
Note
cat13rev,cat33rev,cat65rev
System control number
  • ocm48495099
  • 523263
  • (OCoLC)48495099
  • (OCoLC)54999575
  • (OCoLC)318878714

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, Philip S. MillerBorrow it
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