Host Dick Staub leads us in a discussion about a world described by the SF Chronicle as "savagely beautiful that comes alive in a strange and compelling novel." The book is The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold. The NYT said it is "mesmerizing ~ taking the stuff of neighborhood tragedy and turning it into literature." Both the book and Peter Jackson movie version intertwine elements of a coming of age novel, a mystery, an exploration of the afterlife & heaven and an exploration of one family's dysfunction & discontent exposed more clearly by tragedy. Our guests tonight are The Reverend Jennie Spohr, producer of TKM, film critic & ordained Presbyterian clergy and Dr. Jeff Keuss SPU professor and an engaging interpreter of theology in popular culture.