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

A Gathering Light (Paperback)

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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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“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

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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

2nd February 2009
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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

7th February 2009
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