A northern light

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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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9780152167059
9780739353806
9780547542881
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Level 4.5, 13 Points
Lexile measure:
700L
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20th Century
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Adolescence
Donnelly, Jennifer
Donnelly, Jennifer -- Manuscripts
Education
Education -- Fiction
Electronic books
Farm life
Farm life -- New York (State) -- Fiction
Fiction
Girls & Women
History
Hotels
Hotels -- Fiction
Hotels, motels, etc. -- Fiction
Juvenile materials
Love & Romance
Manuscripts
Murder
Murder -- Fiction
Mysteries & Detective Stories
New York (State)
New York (State) -- Adirondack Mountains
New York (State) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Young adult fiction
title_displayA northern light
title_fullA Northern Light
A Northern Light Donnelly, Jennifer.
A northern light / Jennifer Donnelly
A northern light [electronic resource] / Jennifer Donnelly
title_shortA northern light
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Historical Fiction
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Love & Romance
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Murder
Mysteries & Detective Stories
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