The Bright Forever

The Bright Forever

A Novel

Book - 2005
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On an evening like any other, nine-year-old Katie Mackey, daughter of the most affluent family in a small town on the plains of Indiana, sets out on her bicycle to return some library books. This simple act is at the heart ofThe Bright Forever, a suspenseful, deeply affecting novel about the choices people make that change their lives forever. Keeping fact, speculation, and contradiction playing off one another as the details unfold, author Lee Martin creates a fast-paced story that is as gripping as it is richly human. His beautiful, clear-eyed prose builds to an extremely nuanced portrayal of the complicated give and take among people struggling to maintain their humanity in the shadow of a loss. Reminiscent of books such asThe Little FriendandThe Lovely Bones, but most memorable for its own perceptions and power,The Bright Foreveris a compelling and emotional tale about the human need to know even the hardest truth. A Featured Alternate of the Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, and Book-of-the-Month Club Also available as a Books on Tape AudioBook and an eBook
Publisher: New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2005.
ISBN: 9781400097913
Characteristics: 269 p. ;,25 cm.


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Mar 02, 2017

Writes wonderful short fiction. A Man Looking for Trouble is my Fave.

Jul 26, 2011

this book for me was abit boring especially in the beginning

Feb 11, 2009

I really liked the way this was written. I felt for each of the characters, could understand their motivations, even for the deeds which were not "pure" or virtuous. Terrible to imagine losing a child.

Dec 06, 2007

Finalist of the 2006 Pulitzer prize for fiction.

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