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The Lovely Bones

(2002)
A novel by

 
Awards
Bram Stoker Best First Novel

"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


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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Used availability for Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones


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Hardback Editions

November 2009 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-330-51174-2 / 978-0-330-51174-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2008 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-4352-3352-2 / 978-1-4352-3352-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2004 : USA Turtleback
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 Library Binding
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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 Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2003 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-330-48537-7 / 978-0-330-48537-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2002 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-316-66634-3 / 978-0-316-66634-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2015 : Paperback
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-5143-1059-7 / 978-1-5143-1059-5
Publisher:
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones: Picador Classic
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-4472-7520-9 / 978-1-4472-7520-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: THE Lovely Bones
Author(s): ALICE SEBOLD
ISBN: 1-4472-8661-8 / 978-1-4472-8661-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: PAN MACMILLAN
Availability: Amazon CA   

February 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones Pb
Author(s): Sebold Alice
ISBN: 0-330-54460-8 / 978-0-330-54460-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones: Shmoop Bestsellers Guide
Author(s): Shmoop
ISBN: 1-61062-011-9 / 978-1-61062-011-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Shmoop University Inc
Availability: Amazon   

2010 : Paperback
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones(Chinese Ed)
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 7544248569 / 978-7544248563
Publisher: Nanhai Publishing Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

November 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-330-45772-1 / 978-0-330-45772-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-330-46661-5 / 978-0-330-46661-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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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September 2007 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-316-16668-5 / 978-0-316-16668-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2004 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-316-16881-5 / 978-0-316-16881-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2004 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-59413-023-X / 978-1-59413-023-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2003 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2003 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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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January 2003 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-316-17072-0 / 978-0-316-17072-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lb Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2003 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-330-48538-5 / 978-0-330-48538-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2003 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-330-41316-3 / 978-0-330-41316-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2002 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-316-17322-3 / 978-0-316-17322-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2002 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-330-48539-3 / 978-0-330-48539-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

January 2010 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 0-230-74783-3 / 978-0-230-74783-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2009 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon   

December 2009 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2009 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-60788-298-1 / 978-1-60788-298-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2009 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-60788-133-0 / 978-1-60788-133-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2009 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-60024-842-X / 978-1-60024-842-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2007 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-60024-068-2 / 978-1-60024-068-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2007 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   

May 2003 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-4074-6474-4 / 978-1-4074-6474-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
Availability: Amazon CA   

November 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-4025-2406-4 / 978-1-4025-2406-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2002 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-4025-3290-3 / 978-1-4025-3290-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: The Lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-4025-2115-4 / 978-1-4025-2115-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2002 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The lovely Bones
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN: 1-4025-4055-8 / 978-1-4025-4055-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

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

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


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