By Alice Sebold
“Alice Sebold crea una novela mágica, conmovedora, inolvidable. ¡No se los angeles pierda por ningún motivo!” –Isabel Allende
“Profundamente conmovedor... un retrato perspicaz del amor primary y de cómo perdura y a l. a. vez cambia con el pasar del tiempo”. –The manhattan Times
Cuando conocemos a Susie Salmon, sabemos que ya está en el cielo, en su nuevo hogar. Desde allí nos relata, con los angeles inconfundible voz de una adolescente de catorce años, una historia tan inquietante como alentadora: l. a. de su propio asesinato a manos de un vecino y el proceso de recuperación por el que pasarán sus seres queridos.
Tras su muerte, Susie contempla cómo los angeles vida continúa sin ella; sus compañeros de colegio rumorean sobre su desaparición, su familia mantiene los angeles ilusión de encontrarla con vida y el asesino se esfuerza en borrar las huellas del crimen. Los acontecimientos se suceden al tiempo que Susie se va adaptando a ese lugar llamado cielo, un refugio mágico donde encuentra consejeros que l. a. ayudan a entender los angeles muerte y amigos con los que convivir, un nuevo hogar donde halla todo lo que desea excepto lo más importante: reencontrarse con las personas a las que ama quienes todavía viven sobre l. a. Tierra.
[b]Desde mi cieloes una historia asombrosa y de extraordinaria ternura que parte de una de las pruebas más dolorosas a las que, desgraciadamente, a veces tenemos que enfrentarnos: los angeles pérdida de un ser querido. Pero es también un relato lleno de esperanza, humor y el poder curativo del amor.
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The sun dipped precariously low in the sky by the time Jenny and I climbed on the bus that would take us back to Twin Willows. We had already called our moms, told them we’d be hanging out at Joe’s for a few hours and we’d be home in time for dinner. As long as there wasn’t too much traffic heading out of Bangor, we would make it. The urban landscape dissolved into suburbs as we sped along. 54 Winter Falls I turned to Jenny. ” “For the millionth time, yes,” Jenny said. “You have the perfect coloring for it.
I’m sorry. ” Lidia turned her attention to the chicken as if the discussion were over. I got to my feet and came to the other side of the island. “Is it the money? Because it’s all paid for by the grant, and Mr. ” Lidia didn’t look up. She sprinkled a pinch of Italian seasoning over each of the breasts. ” “Not ready? What does that mean? I’m sixteen. ” “Cara—” A note of pleading crept into the pet name. “It’s so unfair! ” I shoved the island with my full weight, and it trembled enough to knock over the pepper mill.
The scene at the waterfall last night haunted me—the ashes swirling in the water, the moonlight shifting over the treetops, the panther watching me. I shivered and pushed it out of my mind. I tucked my basket in the crook of my elbow and buried my hands in my pockets. 25 Nicole Maggi My fingers met a lump inside my jeans; it was the amulet I had found. Mr. Salter had stayed late last night, so I hadn’t asked Lidia about it yet, but the light in the kitchen spilled into the dawn-darkened pasture, telling me she was awake now.