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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Them Bones....

I first read this novel 7 years ago by Alice Sebold
When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen. In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and her own adjustment to the strange new place she finds herself. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grief, her father embarks on a search for the killer, her sister undertakes a feat of amazing daring, her little brother builds a fort in her honor and begin the difficult process of healing. In the hands of a brilliant novelist, this story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful and touching story about family, memory, love, heaven, and living.

It was such an experience to read this book in the third
person and from the vantage point of someone dead.

Today I made my new year trek with these
lovely (bones) sister and cousin..

..to see this movie..I loved it and will end up purchasing it.
It has sadness, anger, beauty and redemption.
I give it a two thumbs ups !


joel swenson said...

Hot Grand Mamas!!!

Ashley Webb said...

Good to know! I read the book too and enjoyed it, but I wasn't sure I wanted to see it in movie format. If you recommend though, I just might have to give it a try. :)

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I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!

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