Another Friday is here and time for quotes from books. This week I found A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly on my shelves. It sounds very interesting and here is a summary from the back cover.
"Based on a real murder at the turn of the century, this outstanding debut novel is a powerful and moving coming-of-age book. Mattie is torn between her familial responsibilities, her desire to be a writer, and the excitement of a first romance. Her dilemmas and choices are quietly reflected in the life of a young woman found drowned in a lake, a woman that Mattie only gets to know through reading her letters.
When finally the tales of Mattie and the drowned girl merge, their stries beautifully combine in a brilliant and perfect conclusion."
Book beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader
When summer comes to the North Woods, time slows down. And some days it stops altogether.
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I was angry at Lawton for leaving, too. But Royal was no family and therefore had no right to speak against him. Thing of it was, I didn't understand why my brother had left, either.What do you think? Does it sound tempting to read?