Alice Sebold

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book.jpgThe Lovely Bones (Little Brown)

In an eerie and fascinating first novel, a murdered girl reveals a double mystery: the nature of heaven (from where she narrates her story) and the nature of earth (where her family remembers her and her murderer remains uncaught). Alice Sebold is an L.A.-based first novelist with an unusual gift.

Read an excerpt from The Lovely Bones.