When Mattie Gokey is given a bundle of letters to burn she fully intends to execute the wishes of the giver, Grace Brown.
Once Grace is found drowned the next day in Big Moose Lake, Mattie finds that it is not as easy to burn those letters as she had thought. As she reads, a riveting story emerges – not only Grace’s story but also Mattie’s hopes and ambitions for the future and her relationships with her friends and family.
Published to widespread acclaim this wonderful novel, part murder mystery and part coming-of-age story, is an astounding and accomplished piece of literature.
In the North Woods
Jennifer Donnelly has perfect pitch as a writer, which is an enviable talent, especially in a first novel. But then, this is an exceptional novel. I read it six months ago, and in the way of books...Read more