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A Northern Light

 
 
 
 
A Northern Light
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
ISBN 13: 9780152053109
ISBN 10: 152053107
Edition: 1
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 408
List Price: $9.99
 
 

An astonishing and heartbreaking debut—the story of a young woman's coming-of-age and the murder that rocked turn-of-the-century America

Publishers Weekly

Donnelly weaves the fictional story of 16-year-old Mattie into the events of the Gilette murder case (also the inspiration of Dreiser's An American Tragedy). "The author's ability to recast the murder mystery as a cautionary tale for Mattie makes the heroine's pending decision about her future the greatest source of suspense," said PW's Best Books citation. Ages 14-up. (Sept.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.