BKMT READING GUIDES



 
Interesting,
Insightful

1 review

A Northern Light
by Jennifer Donnelly

Published: 2004-09-01
Paperback : 416 pages
3 members reading this now
9 clubs reading this now
2 members have read this book
Recommended to book clubs by 1 of 1 members
Carnegie Medal Winner, United Kingdom
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner 
One of TIME Magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time 
Borders 2004 Original Voices Award Winner
Named a Best Book of 2003 by Publishers Weekly, Booklist, School Library Journal, The Irish Times, The Times ...
No other editions available.
Add to Club Selections
Add to Possible Club Selections
Add to My Personal Queue
Jump to

Introduction

Carnegie Medal Winner, United Kingdom
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner 

One of TIME Magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time 
Borders 2004 Original Voices Award Winner
Named a Best Book of 2003 by Publishers Weekly, Booklist, School Library Journal, The Irish Times, The Times (London), The Financial Times and The Albany Times-Union.


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.

Editorial Review

No editorial review at this time.

Excerpt

No Excerpt Currently Available

Discussion Questions

No discussion questions at this time.

Notes From the Author to the Bookclub

No notes at this time.

Book Club Recommendations

Member Reviews

Overall rating:
 
 
  "A Northern Light"by nbaker (see profile) 08/25/11

I enjoyed the book but I didn't feel like I really got to know the characters until the very end. The story line was pretty predictable but still a fun, entertaining read.

Rate this book
MEMBER LOGIN
Remember me
BECOME A MEMBER it's free

Join the leading website for book clubs with over 35,000 clubs and 20,000 reading guides.

SEARCH OUR READING GUIDES Search
Search


FEATURED EVENTS
PAST AUTHOR CHATS
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

Get free weekly updates on top club picks, book giveaways, author events and more
Please wait...