A Northern Light
3 journalers for this copy...
A Christmas gift from my daughter. I read this is one day and absolutely loved it. My daughter had picked it up at the Salvation Army a couple days before Christmas thinking I might like it. Looking for a new reader.
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.
Includes a reader's guide and an interview with the author.
Journal Entry 2
Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Saturday, January 06, 2018
Travelling to mcsar for the 12 Days of Christmas. I got 11 Pipers Piping. I hope you enjoy this Wishlist book as much as I did. I almost forgot to make a note after I sent it!
Journal Entry 3
Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Monday, January 08, 2018
Thank you very much. I am always excited to receive a book that is loved by the sender. I look forward to reading it. The lovely bundle of gifts is hugely appreciated. The pipe decoration is so beautiful and so on point. 8)
* reserved as a tag to ReallyBookish
Journal Entry 4
Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, May 28, 2019
It was a fantastic read. A very well written debut novel.
Journal Entry 5
Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, June 06, 2019
Released 6 mos ago (6/6/2019 UTC) at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases
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Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, June 14, 2019
Received safely today. Thank you so much!
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Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, September 05, 2019
Well, I tried. I am going to abandon this one on page 160. I was just expecting something different based on the blurb. The story begins with the discovery of the body of a drowned woman at an Adirondack hotel in the early 20th century. I love that setting and premise, and I wanted the book to go forward from there. It doesn't. Instead there is a lot of backstory about our main character Mattie that I found cliched and uninteresting. I never warmed to Mattie as a character and I found the "word of the day" device annoying. I am sure there is a good chance that future readers will enjoy this one; it just wasn't for me.
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Heritage Center Little Free Library in Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, September 07, 2019
Released 3 mos ago (9/7/2019 UTC) at Heritage Center Little Free Library in Furlong, Pennsylvania USA
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I hope the finder enjoys the book!