SJR Reads – The Lovely Bones

NOTE: Date change.
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
   – available at KPL and WPL

Use the door off Kensington (near the Narthex/parlour. This year we are reading some of our members’ all time favourite books. All are welcome. A friendly group and interesting discussion are waiting for you! […]

[…]Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. This is such a book – a #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its artistry, for its luminous clarity of emotion, and for its astonishing 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 earth continue without her – her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, this book succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.



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