Lucky by Alice Sebold


byAlice Sebold

Kobo ebook | September 22, 2009

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The timeless, fearless, #1 New York Times bestselling memoir from the author of The Lovely Bones—a powerful account of her sexual assault at the age of eighteen and the harrowing trial that followed, now with a new afterword by the author.

In a memoir hailed for its searing candor, as well as its wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near campus. What ultimately propels this chronicle of sexual assault and its aftermath is Sebold’s indomitable spirit, as she fights to secure her rapist’s arrest and conviction and comes to terms with a relationship to the world that has forever changed. With over a million copies in print, Lucky has touched the lives of a generation of readers. Sebold illuminates the experience of trauma victims and imparts a wisdom profoundly hard-won: “You save yourself or you remain unsaved.” Now reissued with a new afterword by the author, her story remains as urgent as it was when it was first published eighteen years ago.

Heather's Review

An intelligent, generous, and essentially loving person finds herself cutting a long braid from her mother's head…having just killed her. So goes the opening scene in Alice Sebold's new book, The Almost Moon. In her newest novel, Sebold, the author of The Lovely Bones, draws us into a mother-daughter story which is at once unique and...

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Title:LuckyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 22, 2009Publisher:ScribnerLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:143913085X

ISBN - 13:9781439130858


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disapointed I hate to give a low rating to an obviously talented author on a book that is obviously so personal. But I personally found Lucky difficult to read, both because of the painful subject matter and because of problems with pacing. I found it slow. I found it hard to finish. Would not recommend.
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing. I love Alice. The way she writes is captivating to me. My all time favorite book is the lovely bones, written by the same author. The truth within this book is more than enough to make me not be able to put this book down. The way she takes a horrible experience and writes it so beautifully, is truly amazing.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Author, Saddening Story I love Alice Sebold's novels and this is no different, the fact it's a memoir makes the writing more poignant and the truth heartbreaking. If you haven't read it yet, I definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yikes I read The Lovely Bones first, and after that wanted to find any more of Alice's books to read.. this one is obviously different, as a memoir. She takes a horrible event in her life and writes it beautifully, in a way that shows her as a powerful survivor and not a victim. Unfortunate that it happened at all, but definitely worth reading.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lucky I read her book The Lovely Bones first and wanted to read Lucky once I learned that it was the authors memoir about the same kind of situation. This true story is really chilling. It gives us more of an insight into what really happens and how something like this affects you.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from eerie but addicting The book elicits lots of different emotions. It is chilling, but also so addicting. I could barely put this book down. What a great read!
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better memoirs I've read I don't usually like to rear memoirs because I find them boring, but this one was far from that.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Chilling This true account was equal parts terrifying and interesting. Alice Sebold tells the story of her rape as well as the trial, aftermath, and fallout. The chapters outlining the rape are gruesome in detail, yet obviously necessary to create impact on the reader. The trial surrounding the rape made my blood boil, as well as the final chapters in which you realize that rape is all too prevalent.
Date published: 2017-07-07