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A Gathering Light 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century

Written by Jennifer Donnelly

A Gathering Light 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century Synopsis

Based on a real murder at the turn of the century, this outstanding debut novel is a powerful and moving coming-of-age book. Mattie is torn between her familial responsibilities, her desire to be a writer, and the excitement of a first romance. Her dilemmas and choices are reflected in the life of a young woman found drowned in a lake, a woman that Mattie only gets to know through reading her letters. When finally the tales of Mattie and the drowned girl merge, their stories beautifully combine in a brilliant and perfect conclusion.

A Gathering Light 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century Press Reviews

'A wonderfully rich, involving and beautifully written book' Guardian 'Nobody got fed whilst I read A Gathering Light. If George Clooney had walked into the room I would have told him to come back later' Dinah Hall, Sunday Telegraph 'Breathtakingly good' Daily Mail 'A remarkable debut, a book that sweeps across the genre boundaries of murder, mystery, romance and historical fiction gripping and touching' Scott Turow

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747589969
Publication date: 2nd January 2007
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 416 pages

About Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is her first novel and marks the beginning of an incredibly assured and confident literary voice.

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