A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly audiobook

A Northern Light

By Jennifer Donnelly
Read by Hope Davis

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All of Mattie Lyon's hopes and dreams are riding on her summer job at the Glennmore Hotel. She'll make enough money to go to college in the fall. She'll prove to her father that she is responsible. She'll learn how to survive in the sophisticated world beyond her dad's brokeback farm. But all her plans fall to pieces when a young woman turns up drowned in the lake. Only Mattie knows that her death is a murder. An astonishing and heartbreaking story set in 1906, this novel will take its place beside To Kill a Mockingbird, Little Women, and other classics that hark back to times of lost innocence. A NORTHERN LIGHT is Jennifer Donnelly's first published young adult novel, and it marks the debut of a major new talent.

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Summary

Summary

A 2004 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book

Winner of the 2003 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction

Winner of the 2003 Carnegie Medal for Literature

A 2003 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction

A 2004 ALA Best Book for Young Adults

A 2009 Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee

A Book Sense Pick

Winner of Printz Honors, 2004

All of Mattie Lyon's hopes and dreams are riding on her summer job at the Glennmore Hotel. She'll make enough money to go to college in the fall. She'll prove to her father that she is responsible. She'll learn how to survive in the sophisticated world beyond her dad's brokeback farm. But all her plans fall to pieces when a young woman turns up drowned in the lake. Only Mattie knows that her death is a murder.

An astonishing and heartbreaking story set in 1906, this novel will take its place beside To Kill a Mockingbird, Little Women, and other classics that hark back to times of lost innocence.

A NORTHERN LIGHT is Jennifer Donnelly's first published young adult novel, and it marks the debut of a major new talent.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A fine blending of characters, setting, and suspense.” School Library Journal
“The author’s ability to recast the murder mystery as a cautionary tale for Mattie makes the heroine’s pending decision about her future the greatest source of suspense.” Publishers Weekly
“Jennifer Donnelly has populated her first young-adult novel with a community of distinctive characters who ring rich and true.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Jennifer Donnelly

Author Bio: Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly is the author of a novel for adult readers, The Tea Rose, and a picture book, Humble Pie. For A Northern Light, her first teen novel, she drew on stories she heard from her grandmother while growing up in upstate New York. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English