2002 "First Edition" stated; Little, Brown and Company publishers, Boston, New York; hardbound in Carolina blue boards with silver lettering along spine; very good condition of book and decorative dust jacket.
The Lovely Bones is a 2002 novel by Alice Sebold. It is the story of a teenage girl who, after being raped and murdered, watches from her personal Heaven as her family and friends struggle to move on with their lives while she comes to terms with her own death. The novel received much critical praise and became an instant bestseller. A film adaptation, directed by Peter Jackson, who personally purchased the rights, was released in 2009.