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A Northern Light

by Jennifer Donnelly

Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Mattie Gokey has big dreams but little hope of seeing them come true. Desperate for money, she takes a job at the Glenmore, where hotel guest Grace Brown entrusts her with the task of burning a secret bundle of letters. But when Grace's drowned body is fished from the lake, Mattie discovers that the letters could reveal the grim truth behind a murder.

Set in 1906 against the backdrop of the murder that inspired Theodore Dreiser'sAn American Tragedy,Jennifer Donnelly's astonishing debut novel effortlessly weaves romance, history, and a murder mystery into something moving, and real, and wholly original.

Includes a reader's guide and an interview with the author.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2004
ISBN-13 9780152053109
ISBN-10 0152053107
Class Copyright
Publisher Harcourt Inc.
Subject Fiction;Juvenile Fiction
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 396
Shelf No. HH847
Grade Range 9-
Ages 14-
Lexile 700L