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A Gathering Light (Paperback)
  • A Gathering Light (Paperback)

A Gathering Light (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 03/05/2004
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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. Published to widespread acclaim this wonderful novel, part murder mystery and part coming-of-age story, is an astounding and accomplished piece of literature. The reviews say it all...

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747570639

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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

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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

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“A Gathering Light”

I didn't want this story to end, it's a rare thing to want to know what happens to the characters after the story has finished. I really hope there is a sequel to this book. It is beautifully written and... More

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