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The Lovely Bones

(2002)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Bram Stoker Best First Novel
My name was Salmon, like the fish, first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer'

This is Susie Salmon, speaking to us from heaven. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. There are counsellors to help newcomers to adjust, and friends to room with. Everything she wants appears as soon as she thinks of it - except the thing she wants most: to be back with the people she loved on earth.

From heaven, Susie watches. She sees her happy suburban family implode after her death, as each member tries to come to terms with the terrible loss. Over the years, her friends and siblings grow up, fall in love, do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But life is not quite finished with Susie yet.

The Lovely Bones is a luminous and astonishing novel about life and death, forgiveness and vengeance, memory and forgetting. It is, above all, a novel which finds light in the darkest of places, and shows how even when that light seems to be utterly extinguished, it is still there, waiting to be rekindled.

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Praise for this book

"Painfully funny, bracingly tough, terribly sad, it is a feat of imagination and a tribute to the healing power of grief." - Michael Chabon

"Sebold has given us a fantasy-fable of great authority, charm, and daring. She's a one-of-a-kind writer." - Jonathan Franzen


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November 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-330-51174-2 / 978-0-330-51174-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-4352-3352-2 / 978-1-4352-3352-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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April 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-7569-5141-0 / 978-0-7569-5141-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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April 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Lovely Bones (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-4176-2234-2 / 978-1-4176-2234-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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February 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lovely Bones (Windsor Selection)
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-7540-1888-1 / 978-0-7540-1888-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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October 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lovely Bones: A Novel
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-7862-4597-2 / 978-0-7862-4597-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-330-48537-7 / 978-0-330-48537-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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June 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-316-66634-3 / 978-0-316-66634-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Editorial Atlantic, Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-5143-1059-7 / 978-1-5143-1059-5
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-316-30306-2 / 978-0-316-30306-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones (Picador Classic)
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-4472-7520-9 / 978-1-4472-7520-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: THE Lovely Bones
Author(s): ALICE SEBOLD
ISBN: 1-4472-8661-8 / 978-1-4472-8661-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones (Picador 40th Anniversary Edition) (Picador 40th Anniversary Editn)
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-4472-0265-1 / 978-1-4472-0265-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones Pb
Author(s): Sebold Alice
ISBN: 0-330-54460-8 / 978-0-330-54460-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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2010 : Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones(Chinese Ed)
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ISBN: 7544248569 / 978-7544248563
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December 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-330-45772-1 / 978-0-330-45772-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-316-04440-7 / 978-0-316-04440-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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October 2009 : USA Perfect Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones. Movie Tie-In
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-316-18941-3 / 978-0-316-18941-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-316-04493-8 / 978-0-316-04493-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-330-46661-5 / 978-0-330-46661-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones: Deluxe Edition
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-316-00182-1 / 978-0-316-00182-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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September 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-316-16668-5 / 978-0-316-16668-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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August 2004 : USA Paperback

Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-606-30931-4 / 978-0-606-30931-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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April 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-316-16881-5 / 978-0-316-16881-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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April 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-59413-023-X / 978-1-59413-023-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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December 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-7540-9255-0 / 978-0-7540-9255-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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January 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-316-17072-0 / 978-0-316-17072-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lb Books
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May 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones (Reader's Companion)
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-58663-866-1 / 978-1-58663-866-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
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June 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-330-48538-5 / 978-0-330-48538-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-330-41316-3 / 978-0-330-41316-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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August 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-316-17322-3 / 978-0-316-17322-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
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January 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-330-48539-3 / 978-0-330-48539-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

January 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-230-74783-3 / 978-0-230-74783-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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December 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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December 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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September 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-60788-298-1 / 978-1-60788-298-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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October 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-60788-133-0 / 978-1-60788-133-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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September 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-60024-842-X / 978-1-60024-842-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
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August 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-60024-068-2 / 978-1-60024-068-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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July 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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July 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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May 2003 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-4074-6474-4 / 978-1-4074-6474-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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November 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-4025-2406-4 / 978-1-4025-2406-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-4025-3290-3 / 978-1-4025-3290-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-4025-2115-4 / 978-1-4025-2115-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-4025-4055-8 / 978-1-4025-4055-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lovely Bones: Picador Classic
Author(s): Alice Sebold
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2002 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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