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 phenomenal #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its narrative artistry, its luminous clarity of emotion, and its astoniishing power to lay claim to the hearts of millions of readers around the world. "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 eath continue without her - her friends trading rumors about her di...
A woman steps over the line into the unthinkable in this brilliant, powerful, and unforgettable new novel by the author of The Lovely Bones and Lucky. For years Helen Knightly has given her life to others: to her haunted mother, to her enigmatic father, to her husband and now grown children. When she finally crosses a terrible boundary, her life comes rushing in at her in a way she never could have imagined. Unfolding over the next twenty-four hours, this searing, fast-paced novel explores the complex ties between mothers and daughters, wives and lovers, the meaning of devotion, and the line between love and hate. It is a challenging, moving, gripping story, written with the fluidity and strength of voice that only Alice Sebold can bring to the page.
In "The Lovely Bones," the spirit of fourteen-year-old Susie Salmon describes her murder and her family's efforts to find the killer; and in "Looking Glass," Susie's story is integrated with cases of actual missing children.
More than 2 million copies sold by Picador, more than 8 million around the world - now a film by Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings, Heavenly Creatures) 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. Watching from heaven, Susie sees her happy suburban family devastated by her death, isolated even from one another as they each try to cope with their terrible loss alone. 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 - but, above all, about finding light in the darkest of places. Celebrating 40 years of outstanding international writing, this is one of the essential Picador novels reissued in a beautiful new series style.
“Alice Sebold crea una novela mágica, conmovedora, inolvidable. ¡No se la pierda por ningún motivo!” –Isabel Allende “Profundamente conmovedor... un retrato perspicaz del amor familiar y de cómo perdura y a la vez cambia con el pasar del tiempo”. –The New York Times Cuando conocemos a Susie Salmon, sabemos que ya está en el cielo, en su nuevo hogar. Desde allí nos relata, con la inconfundible voz de una adolescente de catorce años, una historia tan inquietante como alentadora: la de su propio asesinato a manos de un vecino y el proceso de recuperación por el que pasarán sus seres queridos. Tras su muerte, Susie contempla cómo la vida continúa sin ella; sus compañeros ...
A Study Guide for Alice Sebold's "The Lovely Bones"
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Carol y Helen Knightly son una madre y una hija atrapadas en una relación opresiva que hace que la vida de cada una orbite en torno a la de la otra. Desde que su padre murió, Helen ha dedicado su vida a cuidar de la madre enferma. Hasta que un acontecimiento fatal lo precipita todo. Durante las veinticuatro horas en que transcurre la acción de Casi la luna, el pasado familiar de Helen desfilará vertiginosamente ante sus ojos: la madre tiránica, el padre amoroso pero ausente, el exmarido solícito y las hijas, con las que ha pasado los momentos más felices de su vida. Como mujer que siempre ha intentado ganarse el amor de alguien incapaz de dárselo, ahora se enfrenta a una libertad desconcertante y abismal. Una historia apasionante escrita como solo Alice Sebold puede hacerlo.