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

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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.

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