A Northern Light (Hardcover)

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Publisher Perfection Learning
Mfg Part# 9780756936143
SKU 221775704
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0756936144
Release Date 5/16/2011
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"Jennifer Donnelly has populated her first young-adult novel with a community of distinctive characters who ring rich and true, and grounded it in often horrific realties of rural life a century ago. We don't just root for Mattie; we come to understand and cherish her."
"[A]n absorbing story that will appeal strongly to the growing number of historical fiction fans."
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Annotation Sixteen-year-old Mattie Gokey has always dreamed of becoming a writer and forever escaping from life on the family farm. However, Mattie feels tied to the farm because she promised her dying mother that she would never leave her father and siblings. Mattie is, therefore, pleasantly surprised when her father agrees to let her take a summer job at Moose Lake, a nearby vacation resort. While there, Mattie meets Grace Brown, a mysterious woman who one day hands Mattie a packet of letters and says "burn them." Before Mattie has a chance to carry out this request, Grace drowns. But was her death an accident? When she discovers that the letters Grace gave her hold the key to the mystery of Grace's death, Mattie gains new insights into her own life--insights that help her set the path for her future. Although many of the characters in this novel are fictional, Grace Brown was a real woman who was killed by her boyfriend in 1906; her story became the inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY and the film A PLACE IN THE SUN.
First Line When summer comes to the North Woods, time slows down.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 12
Number of Pages 0396
Publisher Perfection Learning

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