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A Northern Light

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A Northern Light

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's An American Tragedy, Jennifer Donnelly's astonishing debut novel effortlessly weaves romance, history, and a murder mystery into something moving, and real, and wholly original.

A Northern Light
by Jennifer Donnelly

  • Publication Date: May 7, 2019
  • Genres: Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN-10: 035806368X
  • ISBN-13: 9780358063681