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The Resource The lovely bones : a novel, Alice Sebold

The lovely bones : a novel, Alice Sebold

Label
The lovely bones : a novel
Title
The lovely bones
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alice Sebold
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brutally raped and murdered by a deceptively mild-mannered neighbor, Susie begins with a compelling description of her death. During the next ten years, she watches over her family and friends as they struggle to cope with her murder. She observes their disintegrating lives with compassion and occasionally attempts, sometimes successfully, to communicate her love to them. Although the lives of all who knew her well are shaped by her tragic death, eventually her family and friends survive their pain and grief. In [this novel], Susie continues to grow emotionally. She learns that human existence is "the helplessness of being alive, the dark bright pity of being human feeling as you went, groping in corners and opening your arms to light all of it part of navigating the unknown." -Library Journal
Summary
Looking down from heaven, 14-year-old Susie Salmon recounts her rape and murder and watches her family as they cope with their grief and "the lovely bones" growing around her absence
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Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel, 2002.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2002.
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Adult Fiction, 2003.
  • British Book Award for the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year, 2004.
  • Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (Rosie Award), 2005.
  • Gateway Readers Award (Missouri), 2005.
  • Iowa High School Book Award, 2005.
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award for Grades 9-12, 2004.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2002.
  • South Carolina Book Award, Young Adult Books, 2005.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2003
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
068738
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sebold, Alice
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.E26
LC item number
L68 2009
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
890
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder victims' families
  • Teenage girls
  • Large type books
  • Bereavement
  • Salmon, Susie (Fictitious character)
  • Dead
Target audience
adult
Label
The lovely bones : a novel, Alice Sebold
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13658745
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780316044400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn318878714
  • (OCoLC)318878714
Label
The lovely bones : a novel, Alice Sebold
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13658745
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780316044400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn318878714
  • (OCoLC)318878714

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