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The Bright Forever

The Bright Forever

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Written by Lee MartinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Lee Martin

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
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  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • On Sale: April 4, 2006
  • Price: $14.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-20986-3 (0-307-20986-5)
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
about this book

In 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 of The 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 as The Little Friend and The Lovely Bones, but most memorable for its own perceptions and power, The Bright Forever is a compelling and emotional tale about the human need to know even the hardest truth.