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The Bright Forever

(2005)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
On an evening like any other, nine-year-old Katie Mackey, daughter of the most affluent family in a small town on the plains of Indiana, sets out on her bicycle to return some library books.

This simple act is at the heart of The Bright Forever, a suspenseful, deeply affecting novel about the choices people make that change their lives forever. Keeping fact, speculation, and contradiction playing off one another as the details unfold, author Lee Martin creates a fast-paced story that is as gripping as it is richly human. His beautiful, clear-eyed prose builds to an extremely nuanced portrayal of the complicated give and take among people struggling to maintain their humanity in the shadow of a loss.

Reminiscent of books such as The Little Friend and The Lovely Bones, but most memorable for its own perceptions and power, The Bright Forever is a compelling and emotional tale about the human need to know even the hardest truth.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bright Forever
Author(s): Lee Martin
ISBN: 1-58547-657-9 / 978-1-58547-657-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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May 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bright Forever: A Novel
Author(s): Lee Martin
ISBN: 1-4000-9791-6 / 978-1-4000-9791-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bright Forever: A Novel
Author(s): Lee Martin
ISBN: 0-307-20986-5 / 978-0-307-20986-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
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Audio Editions

May 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bright Forever: (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Lee Martin
ISBN: 1-4159-1981-X / 978-1-4159-1981-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

May 2005 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bright Forever: A Novel
Author(s): Lee Martin
Publisher: Broadway Books
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