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A northern light
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Published:
San Diego : Harcourt, 2003.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
389 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Donelson - Teen Fiction
YA Fiction Donnell
Edmondson Pike - Teen Fiction
YA Fiction Donnell
Green Hills - Teen Fiction
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Description
Sixteen-year-old Mattie Gokey has a word for everything, and big dreams but little hope of seeing them come true. She collects words, stores them up as a way of fending off the hard truths of her life, the truths that she can't write down in stories.The fresh pain of her mother's death. The burden of raising her sisters while her father struggles over his brokeback farm. The mad welter of feelings Mattie has for handsome but dull Royal Loomis, who says he wants to marry her. And the secret dreams that keep her going--visions of finishing high school, going to college in New York City, becoming a writer.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 Big Moose Lake, Mattie discovers that the letters could reveal the grim truth behind a murder.Set in 1906 in the Adirondack Mountains, against the backdrop of the murder that inspired Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy, this Printz Honor-winning coming-of-age novel effortlessly weaves romance, history, and a murder mystery into something moving, and real, and wholly original.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0152167056
Reading Level:
UG
Level 4.5, 13 Points
Lexile measure:
700

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Description
In 1906, sixteen-year-old Mattie, determined to attend college and be a writer against the wishes of her father and fiance, takes a job at a summer inn where she discovers the truth about the death of a guest. Based on a true story.
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Michael L. Printz Honor book, 2004.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Donnelly, J. (2003). A northern light. San Diego: Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Donnelly, Jennifer. 2003. A Northern Light. San Diego: Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Donnelly, Jennifer, A Northern Light. San Diego: Harcourt, 2003.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Donnelly, Jennifer. A Northern Light. San Diego: Harcourt, 2003. Print.

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