Lovely Bones, The

Year 2002
Edition FIRST
Printing FIRST
Pages 328
Binding Hardcover
Condition Fine
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Little, Brown & Company, 2002. FIRST EDITION, stated. First printing with “1” in numberline. As new condition, original like new FIRST STATE dust jacket, satin gloss pictorial (reviews by Chabon, Livesey, Bloom, Bender, with no "Main Selection of The Book Of The Month Club") price clipped. The author's breakthrough debut novel. (To be a film by Peter ‘Lord of the Rings’ Jackson.) Author’s second book following her brave memoir called "Lucky" and in effect, her way of finally transcending that horrific experience with a spare, limpid, and gripping novel. Indisputably the surprise critical and bestseller success of the year 2002, showing just how lucky Sebold can be in the more positive sense of the word. There were more than 3 million copies - and counting - of the book in print as of late-2002 so the modest First Edition print run of 35, 000 copies now looks pitifully small indeed. People who are old enough to remember have said they have not seen anything like it since Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird". The comparison is not unjustified because few recent novels have a genuine sense of pure, terrifying evil and faith in man's ability to overcome it. A stunning achievement. 328 pages.