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Summary:

"Sixteen-year-old Mattie Gokey has a word for everything, and big dreams of being a writer but little hope of seeing them come true. With the fresh pain of her mother's death lingering over her and the only out from her impoverished life being marriage to the handsome but dull local rich boy, Maddie flees from her home. She takes a job at the Glenmore, where hotel guest Grace Brown entrusts her with the task of burning a secret bundle of letters. But when Grace's drowned body is fished from Big Moose Lake, Mattie discovers that the letters could reveal the grim truth behind a murder. Set in 1906 in the Adirondack Mountains, against the backdrop of the murder that inspired Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy, this Printz Honor-winning coming-of-age novel effortlessly weaves romance, history, and a murder mystery into something moving, and real, and wholly original."--Back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Helix Public Library YA F DON (Text) 37835000118741 Young Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 11/19/2019 Available -
Hermiston Public Library YA DONN (Text) 37838000475335 Young Adult Book Branch_Only_3months 10/05/2019 Available -
Hood River Valley High School Library FIC DON (Text) 33892006081476 Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 10/01/2019 Available -
Ione Public Library A813 DON (Text) 37843000082487 Young Adult Fiction Book None 05/13/2020 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library OBOB Donne (Text) 37862000453829 OBOB Book Branch_Only_3months 11/13/2019 Available -
Silver Lake Branch Library YA DONNELLY (Text) 37620000928723 New Young Adult Book System_Only_3months 12/03/2019 In transit -
Southern Wasco County Library YA DONN (Text) 33892005844833 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Book System_Only_6months 08/14/2019 Available -
Ukiah Public/School Library YA F DON (Text) 39788000132675 YA Fiction Book None 06/24/2019 Checked out 07/15/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 035806368X
  • ISBN: 9780358063681
  • Physical Description: xi, 396 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes an introduction by Jeanette Winterson.
Summary, etc.:
"Sixteen-year-old Mattie Gokey has a word for everything, and big dreams of being a writer but little hope of seeing them come true. With the fresh pain of her mother's death lingering over her and the only out from her impoverished life being marriage to the handsome but dull local rich boy, Maddie flees from her home. She takes a job at the Glenmore, where hotel guest Grace Brown entrusts her with the task of burning a secret bundle of letters. But when Grace's drowned body is fished from Big Moose Lake, Mattie discovers that the letters could reveal the grim truth behind a murder. Set in 1906 in the Adirondack Mountains, against the backdrop of the murder that inspired Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy, this Printz Honor-winning coming-of-age novel effortlessly weaves romance, history, and a murder mystery into something moving, and real, and wholly original."--Back cover.
Target Audience Note:
700L Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR 4.5 13.0
Original Version Note:
Originally published: Harcourt Children's Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2003.
Awards Note:
Oregon Battle of the Books, Grades 9-12, 2019.
Subject: Farm life > New York (State) > Fiction.
Education > Fiction.
Hotels > Fiction.
Murder > Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.) > Fiction.
New York (State) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Summary: "Sixteen-year-old Mattie Gokey has a word for everything, and big dreams of being a writer but little hope of seeing them come true. With the fresh pain of her mother's death lingering over her and the only out from her impoverished life being marriage to the handsome but dull local rich boy, Maddie flees from her home. She takes a job at the Glenmore, where hotel guest Grace Brown entrusts her with the task of burning a secret bundle of letters. But when Grace's drowned body is fished from Big Moose Lake, Mattie discovers that the letters could reveal the grim truth behind a murder. Set in 1906 in the Adirondack Mountains, against the backdrop of the murder that inspired Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy, this Printz Honor-winning coming-of-age novel effortlessly weaves romance, history, and a murder mystery into something moving, and real, and wholly original."--Back cover.

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