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In a memoir hailed for its searing candour and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college ... Show synopsis

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Lucky - Alice sebold

by riccole on Mar 13, 2010

A very good read I enjoyed it, not the sort of book that you must keep reading but it is a true story. I preferred her first book "The Lovely Bones" More



by piafinn on Sep 30, 2008

This memoir by Alice Sebold of her brutal rape by a stranger, as a college freshman, was bold, and raw, and disturbing. It came highly recommended, but I kept putting off reading it, because I don't find violence, especially sexual violence, to be entertaining. I also didn't need another reason to ... More


Violence & its Aftermath

by aparajito on Oct 30, 2007

In the tunnel where she was raped, a girl had once been murdered and dismembered; the police told this story to Alice Sebold and said that, in comparison, she was lucky. This book is an account of that rape and its aftermath, written with 'mordant wit and an eye for life's absurdities' and an unswerving ... More


Great New Writer

by SCSUWoman on Aug 30, 2007

Alice Sebold shows her exquisit awareness of self, both living and immortal in this thrillin memoir. She brings the emotions of her rape to life for her readers in a way that does not shy away from the unspeakable. Her mainpurpose is to show reality as it is and truely "speak the unspeakable". Therefore ... More


Brutal Reality

by kayjay on Apr 3, 2007

This is a shockingly brutal story of the rape and beating of a young girl. How the aftermath affected not only her, but her family and friends as well. As Alice struggles to cope with life after this upheaval, creates a book that is hard to set aside. The thing that made me angry and saddened for her ... More

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