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The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones

by Alice Sebold

The Utemeyers

Character Analysis

Bethel Utemeyer is the oldest inhabitant of Susie's heaven. Susie had attended her funeral. Apparently, she lost her daughter, Natalie, when Natalie was a child. Natalie and her mother are reunited in Susie's heaven.

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