A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly

A Gathering Light

Written by Jennifer Donnelly
Part of the Bloomsbury Educational Editions Series

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A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly

When mattie Gokey is given a bundle of letters to burn she fully intends to execute the wishes of the giver, Grace Brown. When Grace Brown is found drowned the next day in Big Moose Lake, Mattie finds that it is not as easy to burn those letters as she had thought. And, as she reads, a riveting story emerges - not only Grace Brown's story but also Mattie's hopes and ambitions for the future and her relationships with her friends and family.

About the Author

Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter and two greyhounds. She grew up in New York State, in Lewis and Westchester counties. As a child, she loved to write and often inflicted really dreadful poems and stories on her family and friends. She loved to read, too, and the high point of her grade-school week was a Saturday trip to the library.

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383 pages
Interest Age: 11-14


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A & C Black Publishers Ltd

Publication date

7th August 2006




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