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Gathering Light

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 6,354 Ratings and 1,388 Reviews

Book Description
It's 1906 and 16-year-old Mattie Gokey is at a crossroads in her life. She's escaped the overwhelming responsibilities of helping to run her father's brokedown farm in exchange for a paid summer job as a serving girl at a fancy hotel in the Adirondacks. She's saving as much of her salary as she can, but she's having trouble deciding how she's going to use the money at the end of the summer. Mattie... More
Book Information
PublisherBloomsbury USA Children's Books
BindingAudio Cassette (25 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of PagesN/A
Publication Date10/04/2004
The Creators
About Jennifer Donnelly (Author) : Jennifer Donnelly is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Jennifer Donnelly include A Northern Light (Unabridged), Humble Pie, Wuthering Heigh... more
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About Hope Davis (Narrator, Reader) : Hope Davis is a published narrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Hope Davis include Pictures of Hollis Woods, Walk Two Moons CD, A Gathering Light, and A ... more
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Reader Comments
1/25/2010 Mary Sandford said: I could not put this book down. Switching from the beginning of the story to near the end until the two times met really made the story compelling. I will be thinking about Mattie, Weaver, Emmie and Grace Brown for a long time.
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9/19/2009 Nicole Redmond said: One of my all-time favorites ~ the reason I started reading historical fiction. Thank you Ms. Donnelly. I didn't want this one to end. I have read her adult novels, and feel the same with every one of them. A must read for any young woman.
tags: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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6/23/2009 julia b tagged as: I read

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12/23/2008 Ali B said: 48462
tags: historical

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12/22/2008 Cathy Voelker said: Beautifully written.
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6/26/2008 autumn moody said: a good mystery that was solved.
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6/24/2008 Kelly Sonnack said: Wonderful characters - you get to know this family and this community so intimately that small things are said and done that have such huge emotional resonance, you barely know what to do with yourself.
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11/22/2007 Patti Kurtz said: Lovely book, very poetically written-- and the author's a cool lady too!
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8/31/2007 Amy Moreno tagged as: I Read

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