The Lovely Bones Book
Score: 4
From 73 Ratings

The Lovely Bones


  • Author : Alice Sebold
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786826701

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The Lovely Bones Excerpt :

Susie Salmon is just like any other young American girl. She wants to be beautiful, adores her charm bracelet and has a crush on a boy from school. There's one big difference though – Susie is dead. Add: Now she can only observe while her family manage their grief in their different ways. Susie is desperate to help them and there might be a way of reaching them... Alice Sebold's novel The Lovely Bones is a unique coming-of-age tale that captured the hearts of readers throughout the world. Award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery has adapted it for this unforgettable play about life after loss.

The Lovely Bones Book
Score: 4
From 74 Ratings

The Lovely Bones


  • Author : Alice Sebold
  • Publisher : Picador USA
  • Release Date : 2009-11-06
  • Genre: Bereavement
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0330511742

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The Lovely Bones Excerpt :

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer."This is Susie Salmon. Watching from heaven, Susie sees her happy suburban family devastated by her death, isolated even from one another as they each try to cope with their terrible loss alone. Over the years, her friends and siblings grow up, fall in love, do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But life is not quite finished with Susie yet... The Lovely Bones is a luminous and astonishing novel about life and death, forgiveness and vengeance, memory and forgetting – but, above all, about finding light in the darkest of places.Celebrating 40 years of outstanding international writing, this is one of the essential Picador novels reissued in a beautiful new series style.

The Almost Moon Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

The Almost Moon


  • Author : Alice Sebold
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2007-10-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316022835

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The Almost Moon Excerpt :

A woman steps over the line into the unthinkable in this brilliant, powerful, and unforgettable new novel by the author of The Lovely Bones and Lucky. For years Helen Knightly has given her life to others: to her haunted mother, to her enigmatic father, to her husband and now grown children. When she finally crosses a terrible boundary, her life comes rushing in at her in a way she never could have imagined. Unfolding over the next twenty-four hours, this searing, fast-paced novel explores the complex ties between mothers and daughters, wives and lovers, the meaning of devotion, and the line between love and hate. It is a challenging, moving, gripping story, written with the fluidity and strength of voice that only Alice Sebold can bring to the page.

Looking Glass Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Looking Glass


  • Author : Alice Sebold
  • Publisher : Little Brown & Company
  • Release Date : 2009-11-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : 0316081086

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Looking Glass Excerpt :

In "The Lovely Bones," the spirit of fourteen-year-old Susie Salmon describes her murder and her family's efforts to find the killer; and in "Looking Glass," Susie's story is integrated with cases of actual missing children.

Nineteen Eighty Four Book
Score: 4
From 567 Ratings

Nineteen Eighty Four


  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : epubli
  • Release Date : 2021-01-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : 9783753145136

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Nineteen Eighty Four Excerpt :

"Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel", often published as "1984", is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.

Lucky Book

Lucky


  • Author : Alice Sebold
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2019-03-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781529014648

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Lucky Excerpt :

With an introduction by the author of Circe and The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller In Lucky Alice Sebold reveals how her life was irrevocably changed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was raped and beaten inside a tunnel near her campus. In this same tunnel, a girl had been raped and dismembered. By comparison, Alice was told by police, she was lucky. Though Alice’s friends and family try their best to offer understanding and support, in the end it is Alice’s formidable spirit which resonates most in these pages. In a narrative both painful and inspiring, Alice Sebold shines a light on the true experience of violent trauma. Sebold’s redemption turns out to be as hard-won as it is real.

Dead Women Talking Book

Dead Women Talking


  • Author : Brian Norman
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421407524

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Dead Women Talking Excerpt :

Brian Norman uncovers a curious phenomenon in American literature: dead women who nonetheless talk. These characters appear in works by such classic American writers as Poe, Dickinson, and Faulkner as well as in more recent works by Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Tony Kushner, and others. These figures are also emerging in contemporary culture, from the film and best-selling novel The Lovely Bones to the hit television drama Desperate Housewives. Dead Women Talking demonstrates that the dead, especially women, have been speaking out in American literature since well before it was fashionable. Norman argues that they voice concerns that a community may wish to consign to the past, raising questions about gender, violence, sexuality, class, racial injustice, and national identity. When these women insert themselves into the story, they do not enter precisely as ghosts but rather as something potentially more disrupting: posthumous citizens. The community must ask itself whether it can or should recognize such a character as one of its own. The prospect of posthumous citizenship bears important implications for debates over the legal rights of the dead, social histories of burial customs and famous cadavers, and the political theory of citizenship and social death. -- Leonard Cassuto, author of Hard-Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories

The Giver Book
Score: 4
From 3,974 Ratings

The Giver


  • Author : Lois Lowry
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544340688

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The Giver Excerpt :

Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.

Fahrenheit 451 Book
Score: 4
From 1,775 Ratings

Fahrenheit 451


  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2003-09-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743247221

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Fahrenheit 451 Excerpt :

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

Life of Pi Book

Life of Pi


  • Author : Yann Martel
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-01-27
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350295698

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Life of Pi Excerpt :

"Life of Pi will make you believe in the power of theatre" (Times). After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, there are five survivors stranded on a lifeboat - a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, a Royal Bengal tiger, and a sixteen year-old boy named Pi. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive? Based on one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction - winner of the Man Booker Prize, selling over fifteen million copies worldwide - and featuring breath-taking puppetry and state-of-the-art visuals, Life of Pi is a universally acclaimed, smash hit adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope. Adapted by acclaimed playwright Lolita Chakrabarti, this edition was published to coincide with the West End premiere in November 2021.

Paradise Lost Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Paradise Lost


  • Author : John Milton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1773
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : BSB:BSB10748222

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The Sun Also Rises Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Sun Also Rises


  • Author : Ernest Hemingway
  • Publisher : DIGITAL FIRE
  • Release Date : 2022-05-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9789354992223

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The Sun Also Rises Excerpt :

First published in 1926, ‘The Sun Also Rises’ is Ernest Hemingway’s first novel and a classic example of his spare but influential writing style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. Based on Hemingway's experiences, it is the story of a group of American and English expatriates living in Paris who take an excursion to Pamplona, Spain. The novel has forever associated Hemingway with bullfights and the running of the bulls. This powerful work of modern fiction, filled with memorable characters and universal themes, is summarized in this volume, which is enhanced by thought-provoking critical extracts and focused biographical details. The novel helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.

Out of My Mind Book
Score: 4.5
From 177 Ratings

Out of My Mind


  • Author : Sharon M. Draper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416971719

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Out of My Mind Excerpt :

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Alice in wonderland Book
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Alice in wonderland


  • Author : Lewis Carroll
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:850945070

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Iqbal Book
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings

Iqbal


  • Author : Francesco D'Adamo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-05-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1439106789

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Iqbal Excerpt :

When young Iqbal is sold into slavery at a carpet factory, his arrival changes everything for the other overworked and abused chidren there. It is Iqbal who explains to them that despite their master's promises, he plans on keeping them as his slaves indefinetely. But it is also Iqbal who inspires the other children to look to a future free from toil...and is brave enough to show them how to get there. This moving fictionalized account of the real Iqbal Masih is told through the voice of Fatima, a young Pakistani girl whose life is changed by Iqbal's courage.