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Alice Sebold - The ​Almost Moon
Helen ​Knightly has spent a lifetime trying to win the love of a mother who had none to spare. And as this electrifying novel opens, she steps over a boundary she never dreamt she would even approach. But while her act is almost unconscious, it also seems like the fulfilment of a lifetime's buried desire. Over the next twenty-four hours, her life rushes in at her as she confronts the choices that have brought her to this crossroads.

Alice Sebold - Lucky
Enormously ​visceral, emotionally gripping, and imbued with the belief that justice is possible even after the most horrific of crimes, Alice Sebold's compelling memoir of her rape at the age of eighteen is a story that takes hold of you and won't let go. Sebold fulfills a promise that she made to herself in the very tunnel where she was raped: someday she would write a book about her experience. With Lucky she delivers on that promise with mordant wit and an eye for life's absurdities, as she describes what she was like both as a young girl before the rape and how that rape changed but did not sink the woman she later became. It is Alice's indomitable spirit that we come to know in these pages. The same young woman who sets her sights on becoming an Ethel Merman-style diva one day (despite her braces, bad complexion, and extra weight) encounters what is still thought of today as the crime from which no woman can ever really recover. In an account that is at once heartrending and hilarious, we see Alice's spirit prevail as she struggles to have a normal college experience in the aftermath of this harrowing, life-changing event. No less gripping is the almost unbelievable role that coincidence plays in the unfolding of Sebold's narrative. Her case, placed in the inactive file, is miraculously opened again six months later when she sees her rapist on the street. This begins the long road to what dominates these pages: the struggle for triumph and understanding -- in the courtroom and outside in the world. Lucky is, quite simply, a real-life thriller. In its literary style and narrative tension we never lose sight of why this life story is worth reading. At the end we are left standing in the wake of devastating violence, and, like the writer, we have come to know what it means to survive.

Alice Sebold - The ​Lovely Bones
When ​we first meet Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. As she looks down from this strange new place, she tells us, in the fresh and spirited voice of a fourteen-year-old girl, a tale that is both haunting and full of hope. In the weeks following her death, Susie watches life on Earth continuing without her — her school friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her family holding out hope that she'll be found, her killer trying to cover his tracks. As months pass without leads, Susie sees her parents' marriage being contorted by loss, her sister hardening herself in an effort to stay strong, and her little brother trying to grasp the meaning of the word gone. And she explores the place called heaven. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. There are counselors to help newcomers adjust and friends to room with. Everything she ever wanted appears as soon as she thinks of it — except the thing she most wants: to be back with the people she loved on Earth. With compassion, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie sees her loved ones pass through grief and begin to mend. Her father embarks on a risky quest to ensnare her killer. Her sister undertakes a feat of remarkable daring. And the boy Susie cared for moves on, only to find himself at the center of a miraculous event. _The Lovely Bones_ is luminous and astonishing, a novel that builds out of grief the most hopeful of stories. In the hands of a brilliant new writer, this story of the worst thing a family can face is transformed into a suspenseful and even funny novel about love, memory, joy, heaven, and healing.

Alice Sebold - Das ​Gesicht des Mondes
Helen ​Knightly hat ihre Mutter getötet. Ihr ganzes Leben war sie in Hassliebe an die mittlerweile demenzkranke 88-Jährige gefesselt. Schon als Kind stand sie im Bann ihrer einerseits dominanten, anderseits ständig hilfsbedürftigen Mutter und ihres introvertierten, überforderten Vaters. Später war Helen ganz für ihren Mann und ihre beiden Töchter da. Doch nun zerreißt sie durch ihre unfassbare Tat alle Bande. In Rückblenden und in der Schilderung der 24 Stunden nach der Tat geht Alice Sebolds neuer Bestseller der Beziehung zwischen Müttern und Töchtern nach, der Bedeutung von Abhängigkeit und Freiheit und dem schmalen Grat zwischen Liebe und Hass

Alice Sebold - Komfortos ​mennyország
Susie ​tizennégy éves. Üldögél a kilátóban, a maga kis mennyországában, és visszaemlékezik a halálára. Susie-t megerőszakolta és meggyilkolta a szomszéd. Családja csak annyit tud, hogy eltűnt, és visszavárják. A rendőrség nyomoz. A szomszéd eltünteti a nyomokat. Az élet megy tovább. A kérdés persze éppen ez: hogyan megy tovább? Hogyan birkózik meg két szülő a lánya elvesztésével? A tizenhárom éves húg a nővére hiányával? Megérti-e négyéves öccse, mit jelent az, hogy elment? És megbékél-e Susie azzal, hogy csak nézheti őket? Csodálatos, felemelő könyv Sebold regénye, amely egy tizennégy éves kislány tiszta szemével figyeli a tragédiát és a gyógyulás folyamatát, az ő hangján kommentálja az emberek megmagyarázhatatlan viselkedését, és az ő bölcsességével veszi tudomásul, hogy csak úgy lehet itt a Földön élni, ha egy kicsit megtanulunk felejteni. A mű az utóbbi évek talán legnagyobb amerikai bestsellere.

Alice Sebold - Amabili ​resti
Susie, ​quattordicenne, è stata assassinata da un serial killer che abita a due passi da casa. È stata adescata, stuprata, fatta a pezzi e nascosta in cantina. Il racconto è affidato alla voce della stessa Susie, che dopo la morte narrra la vicenda con lo spirito allegro e senza compromessi dell'adolescenza.