Alice Sebold wrote The Lovely Bones, one of the most beloved and lovable books in recent years. How did she prepare herself for the onslaught she'll face with The Almost Moon (Little, Brown) , a book which, for all its quality, is resolutely in the realm of unlovability. Alice Sebold, on the writer's obligation to surprise, to grow and to change.
Read an excerpt from The Almost Moon.
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