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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