Alice Sebold

Author of The Lovely Bones

Alice Sebold
Alice Sebold

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Alice Sebold has written three #1 bestselling books, including Lucky, as well as The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon. Her work has been translated into over 50 languages and has appeared among other publications in The New York Times and The Guardian. For RAINN.org (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), she is a member of the National Leadership Council. She lives in California....READ MORE

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You save yourself or you remain unsaved.

Now I am in the place I call this wide wide Heaven because it includes all my simplest desires but also the most humble and grand. The word my grandfather uses is comfort.
So there are cakes and pillows and colors galore, but underneath this more obvious patchwork quilt are places like a quiet room where you can go and hold someone's hand and not have to say anything. Give no story. Make no claim. Where you can live at the edge of your skin for as long as you wish.

I left my mark on that man.

Nothing is ever certain.

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Inside the snow globe on my father's desk, there was a penguin wearing a red-and-white-striped scarf. When I was little my father would pull me into his lap and reach for the snow globe. He would turn it over, letting all the snow collect on the top, then quickly invert it. The two of us watched the snow fall gently around the penguin. The penguin was alone in there, I thought, and I worried for him. When I told my father this, he said, "Don't worry, Susie; he has a nice life. He's trapped in a perfect world.

How to Commit the Perfect Murder" was an old game in heaven. I always chose the icicle: the weapon melts away.

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