Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin – book cover, description, publication history. “Elsewhere,” by Gabrielle Zevin, is such a book. Zevin’s touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities, easily moving among humor, wisdom and. Is it possible to grow up while getting younger? Welcome to Elsewhere. It is warm , with a breeze, and the beaches are marvelous. It’s quiet and peaceful.

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Although certain aspects of the story I could poke holes in for inconsistencies overall it was very good. Needless to say, Elsewhere focus on life after death and grief. Languages Italiano Edit links. Dogs are in Elsewhere too, and while I wouldn’t change a thing about the book, Zevin does risk a little bit of sentimentality when it comes to some of those scenes.

It really made me think about life and the afterlife and what it could be like and what happens. Elsewhere A novel by Gabrielle Zevin. I think I might like to get the Kindle version to read it again someday.

The books you found boring on Earth are still boring. ELSEWHERE is a new spin on an old topic, but it manages to bring emotion, realism, and entertainment to something that is, in most circumstances, a very depressing situation. I read this because my little sister told me I had to. A Novel Author s: Then again, many bittersweet moments pull at you. Full of the most ingenious detail and woven around the most touching and charming relationships this is a novel of hope, of redemption and literally of re-birth.

And then it switches to Lizzy, the main character of the book, a year-old girl who has recently died after a bicycle accident. It’s the quality, not the length. The author makes death seem like it’s in between somewhere carefree and blissful, and somewhere dark and dismal.


This is an inventive book. Literally sob, even elsewhee it’s not sad.

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Open Preview See a Problem? She’ll never be sixteen, never have a Massachusetts driver’s license, never go to the prom or graduate from high school or go to college or get married.

And there will be other lives for fathers walking daughters down aisles.

I am sorry to let it go, ya know? Hilarious and strangely touching.

Babrielle you can say hey to Marilyn Monroe at her zfvin center. The boat eventually lands in Elsewhere, where dead people get a day younger every day until they are taken down the river back to Earth to be reborn. Poor Liz Hall killed in a hit and run when she was almost 16 years ol I was going to give this book four stars because the author uses the trick of present tense writing.

Does she want to go back? In Elsewhere, everyone ages backwards until they reach 7 days old and then are sent back to Earth as a baby to be reborn.

Each character had the same manner of speaking and same sense of humor, so they all were basically zevim same characters but with different names or genders and different backgrounds. A surreal atmosphere permeates chapter one as Liz awakens on a ship mostly occupied by elderly peopleunaware of elsewher destination.

It’s hard for me not to throw this book down because I personally believe in Heaven- and Hell, not Elsewhere and not Re-incarnation. This concept seems a little bit iffy to me.

This is an interesting concept and at times very insightful. The whole “relationship” if you can even call it that between Liz and Owen frustrated me.


View all 5 comments. The ultimate in recycling, huh? What happens in Elsewhere is this: Beautifully written and an ingenous look at the after life, Zevin manages to address the subject at hand in a serious manner without getting too heavy or melodramatic, but also not getting too aevin and fluffy. I love you Kaleb Forget about white light, tunnel.

Life on Elsewhere is finite and predictable; each person has exactly as much time to live backward as they lived forward on Earth, before heading back to Earth to do it all over again. The main character, Lizzy, dies at fifteen and is transported to Elsewhere, a land where all people who die go.

Her situation gradually comes into focus after she arrives at the island of Elsewhere and is greeted by her grandmother, who died before Liz was born. Limbo, Heaven, squatting at St.

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While Zevin’s depiction of the afterlife is kind of creative, it’s mostly confounding turns out death is just as routine and dull as everyday life I can find zvin to recommend this book other than to say it was a cool idea to start with. Flygirl Sherri L Smith. It is at times heartbreaking and funny. But, it is what it is. Oh yes, I’m supposed to be telling what I actually thought of the book.