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Elsewhere

A Tragic Ending. A Beautiful Beginning

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In this delightful novel death is a begining, a new start. Liz is killed in a hit a run accident and her ´life´ takes a very unexpected turn. At nearly sixteen she knows she will never get married, never have children, and perhaps never fall in love. But in Elsewhere all things carry on almost as they did on earth except that the inhabitants get younger, dogs and humans can communicate (at last) new relationships are formed and old ones sadly interrupted on earth are renewed.

Full of the most ingenious detail and woven around the most touching and charming relationships this is a novel of hope, of redemption and re-birth. It is a novel that tells of sadness with heart-breaking honesty and of love and happiness with uplifting brilliance.
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Gabrielle Zevin is the author of award-winning books for young adults including Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, and books for adults including The Hole We´re In. She was also the screenwriter for Conversations with Other Women, which received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Of her writing, The New York Times Book Review said, "Zevin´s touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities." A dog lover and Harvard graduate, she lives in New York City.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 288
Altersempfehlung 12 - 15
Erscheinungsdatum 14.07.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4088-8010-4
Verlag Bloomsbury Trade
Maße (L/B/H) 13,1/19,8/2,1 cm
Gewicht 204 g
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
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An interesting view on afterlife
von oliviasbooks am 29.12.2008
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

I bought this book right after it was published in paperback. The hardcover seemed to be so interesting, but was rather expensive. So I waited, bought it, read it and was quite impressed. Well, I got this book back from a friend today and just wanted to look at... I bought this book right after it was published in paperback. The hardcover seemed to be so interesting, but was rather expensive. So I waited, bought it, read it and was quite impressed. Well, I got this book back from a friend today and just wanted to look at a certain passage quite at the beginning. And ... whoosh, I skipped breakfeast and ended up spending the free morning on the couch. I personally do not favour the concept of reincarnation or soul-recycling after death, but this novel, which follows 15-year-old Liz after a fatal accident to "Elsewhere", where she lives her afterlife with her now young grandmother for 15 years until she is a seven-days-old infant again ready to be sent down the river, is very much worth reading. Contrary to Liz' believe that her life is over - and meaningless - without her usual surroundings, family and friends, she eventually finds happiness, an avocation and even love. The novel convincingly depicts human and animal life as a cycle with the different cycles building together a line and states that death is just a part of life. Most important however is the message that in life quantity is not what counts but quality. After re-reading I have to say that the story gets even better the second time. I will definetely keep this book. Who knows what I will think next time?