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The Lovely Bones
by Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones Epilogue: Bones Summary How It All Goes Down
Grandma Lynn passes away several years later, but Susie hasn't seen her yet. Susie peeks at Earth only occasionally now. Samuel and Lindsey get married and Ruth's dad lets Samuel buy the old Victorian house, letting Samuel pay him in labor – he hires Samuel to be part of his renovation company. Samuel and Lindsey rough it while the house is being restored, and soon Lindsey becomes pregnant. Ray has become a doctor, and Ruth is still in New York, trying to find a way to express what she knows about the dead. Susie is in the big "H" Heaven now, and has lots of fun. You can have things in this Heaven that aren't available in others. One day, Susie and her Granddaddy are watching Earth. She sees Mr. Harvey get off a Greyhound bus, go into a diner, and order coffee. He notices a teenage girl, and follows her out behind the diner to the bus station. He looks at the deep ravine right in front of them and plans his next move. He tries to talk to the girl, but she blows him off and walks away. Susie notices that there are lots of thick icicles hanging over Harvey's head. Then one of those icicles falls, knocking Mr. Harvey off his balance and into the ravine, where his body won't be found until the snow thaws. Later, Susie watches Lindsey working in her garden. She watches Samuel bring their daughter, Abigail Suzanne, out to her. One day Susie sees a man showing his wife Susie's charm bracelet. He'd found it at the industrial park, recently bulldozed. His wife says, "This little girl's grown up by now" (Epilogue.37). Susie thinks, "Almost. Not quite," and wishes us "all a long and happy life" (Epilogue.38-40).
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