• The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

    Center for Fiction

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    The Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women has asked for 6 copies of The Lovely Bones for its students. Click here to return to UAI's book wishlist.

    About The Lovely Bones

    When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen. In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and her own adjustment to the strange new place she finds herself. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grief, her father embarks on a search for the killer, her sister undertakes a feat of amazing daring, her little brother builds a fort in her honor and begin the difficult process of healing. In the hands of a brilliant novelist, this story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful and touching story about family, memory, love, heaven, and living.

    *The Center for Fiction will ship this book set directly to The Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women

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