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A Gathering Light - Bloomsbury Educational Editions (Hardback)
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A Gathering Light - Bloomsbury Educational Editions (Hardback)

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Hardback 383 Pages / Published: 01/09/2006
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An incredible and brilliant coming-of -age drama set at the turn-of-the-century in the USA and based on a real murder. When Mattie is given the letters by a guest at the hotel in which she has a summer job she thinks that the giver is simply upset. But the next day when the woman is found drowned in Big Moose Lake Mattie has to decide if she will read the letters, or burn them as the woman requested. But Mattie has problems enough of her own as she is growing up and trying to decide on her future. Her desire to be a writer and her dreams of life outside the small rural community in which she has always lived are beginning to overwhelm her. Will Mattie make it away from home? Will she leave the family and boyfriend who both love and smother her? Will she be like her friend and settle to married life or like her other friend and mentor the poet Ms Wilcox. Slowly the two stories merge to one amazing conclusion as Mattie finds the courage to make very important decisions. Set in 1906 and built around the real life murder of a young woman in a popular holiday resort this novel is touching, surprising, moving and compelling.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780713678888
Number of pages: 383
Weight: 416 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm

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“A Gathering Light”

Loved this book! Set in the early 20th century of America, the main character [Mattie] wonderfully narrates the story of her difficult life raising her siblings after their mother tragically died, the families... More

Paperback edition
11th June 2008
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“A Gathering Light”

Based on a real life murder in 1906, the life of the victim is reflected in another young girls life, Mattie.First love, & the offer of a university education vie with the pressure of family responsibilities.A... More

Paperback edition
2nd February 2009
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“A Compelling Read”

'A Gathering Light' is a shrewdly constructed novel. Firstly, due to the way in which the historical event of the murder of Grace Brown is intertwined with Donnelly's fictional storyline, and secondly,... More

Paperback edition
22nd July 2011
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