A Northern Light

A Printz Honor Winner

by Jennifer Donnelly

On Sale: 05/07/2019

A Northern Light

A Printz Honor Winner

by Jennifer Donnelly

On Sale: 05/07/2019

Format:

Michael L. Printz Honor Book

New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

About the Book

Now with a fresh new look and introduction, Jennifer Donnelly's astonishing, Printz Honor-winning debut—the story of a young woman's coming-of-age and the murder that rocked turn-of-the-century America. A Printz Award Honor Book

"A contemporary classic. Jennifer Donnelly is the master of historical fiction!" ­—Ruta Sepetys, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Carnegie Medal

Sixteen-year-old Mattie Gokey has a word for everything, and big dreams of being a writer but little hope of seeing them come true.

With the fresh pain of her mother’s death lingering over her and the only out from her impoverished life being marriage to the handsome but dull local rich boy, Maddie flees from her home. 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.

Critical Praise

A 2011 ALA Popular Paperbacks Title —

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780358063681
  • ISBN 10: 035806368X
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 05/07/2019
  • Pages: 416
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / General
  • BISAC4 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Girls & Women
  • BISAC5 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / General (see also headings under Family)

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