A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly 2004
A Northern Light. Jennifer Donnelly, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers, Orlando, FL, U.S.A., 2004.
A Northern Light is an American historical novel for young adults. The story is known as Realistic Fiction because of the untrue life story of Mattie Gokey, the real death of Grace Brown, and the events that could take place in the 1900s. Set in northern Herkimer County, New York in 1906, it is based on the murder of Grace Brown case —the basis also for An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser (1925). It features a girl -the narrator-, who gets caught up in the events. Jennifer Donnelly intertwines this real-life murder of Grace Brown with fictional Mattie Gokey's story. The readers get a taste of how bitter and sweet ordinary life is in the 1900s, mixed with a non-fiction murder mystery.
Solid binding with clean pages & light cover wear.