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Author McCreight, Kimberly, author.

Title Reconstructing Amelia : a novel / Kimberly McCreight.

Publication Info. New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Fiction    MCCREIGHT,KIM    Available
Description 382 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes discussion group guide.
Summary Kate is in the middle of the biggest meeting of her career when she gets the telephone call from Grace Hall, her daughter's exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Amelia has been suspended, effective immediately, and Kate must come get her daughter now. But Kate's stress over leaving work quickly turns to panic when she arrives at the school and finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. By then it's already too late for Amelia. And for Kate. An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that is the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Until she gets an anonymous text: She didn't jump. The novel is about secret first loves, old friendships, and an all-girls club steeped in tradition. But, most of all, it's the story of how far a mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she couldn't save.
Subject Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Private schools -- Fiction.
Cheating (Education) -- Fiction.
Suicide -- Fiction.
Guilt -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction
Mystery fiction.
ISBN 0062225448 (paperback)
9780062225443 (paperback)

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