By EW Staff
Updated July 19, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

THE LOVELY BONES Alice Sebold (Little, Brown, $21.95) Heaven apparently can’t wait, as Luc Besson has already optioned Sebold’s affecting tale of the afterlife.

TEPPER ISN’T GOING OUT Calvin Trillin (Random House, $22.95) Universal is taking a first look at Trillin’s Bartleby-esque hero, who would prefer not to vacate his NYC parking space.

MIDNIGHT VOICES John Saul (Ballantine, $25.95) Meld The Haunting, Rosemary’s Baby, and The Others and you have a horror story snatched up by Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney’s production company Section Eight.