Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (from Hatchette Book Group):
Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. THE LOVELY BONES 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, THE LOVELY BONES succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.
The major motion picture version of THE LOVELY BONES, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, and Saoirse Ronan is scheduled for release on December 11, 2009.
Alice Sebold is the author of three #1 bestselling books, the novels The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon and the memoir Lucky. She lives in California with her husband, the novelist Glen David Gold.
Wow. I didn't know that this book was becoming a movie, wow. I remember reading it a couple of years ago and the thought of it still gives me goose bumps. In celebration of "The Lovely Bones" upcoming release into theatres, Hatchette Book Group has so generously offered the chance for YOU to win one of FIVE copies of this book to read. I say read it and you might get the chance if you win :)
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To enter: What book would you like to see made into a movie? or you can answer this: What movie-from-a-book do you wish would never have been made?
That's it! Very simple!
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