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The Resource A Northern Light

A Northern Light

Label
A Northern Light
Title
A Northern Light
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Donnelly
Title variation
Gathering light
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Now with a fresh new look and introduction, comes 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 best-selling 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
Summary
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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Storyline
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Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2004
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2003
  • Carnegie Medal, 2003.
  • Charlotte Award (New York), Young Adult, 2006.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction, 2003.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2011
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2004
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2003.
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121681
Cataloging source
DLC
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Donnelly, Jennifer
Index
no index present
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  • 700
  • 700
Literary form
fiction
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  • 8
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Historical Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
A Northern Light
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547542881
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Northern Light
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547542881
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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