Wednesday, November 04, 2009 Posted by Dina N
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.
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I have the opportunity to host a giveaway for THREE audiobook copies of The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold!
To enter, let me know in a comment what was the last book you enjoyed reading.
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Open to residents of U.S. or Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. One audiobook per person. Winners will receive their prizes directly from Hachette Book Group. Book information was provided by the publisher.