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The Resource Reconstructing Amelia : a novel, Kimberly McCreight

Reconstructing Amelia : a novel, Kimberly McCreight

Label
Reconstructing Amelia : a novel
Title
Reconstructing Amelia
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kimberly McCreight
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
When her high-achieving 15-year-old daughter Amelia supposedly commits suicide after she is caught cheating, litigation lawyer and single mother Kate Baron, leveled by grief, must reconstruct the pieces of Amelia's life to find the truth and vindicate the memory of the daughter whose life she could not save
Storyline
Pace
Tone
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Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2013.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2013
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10171839
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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McCreight, Kimberly
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.C38645
LC item number
R43 2013b
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710
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • Private schools
  • Cheating (Education)
  • Suicide
  • Guilt
Target audience
adult
Label
Reconstructing Amelia : a novel, Kimberly McCreight
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn795757518
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780062225436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)795757518
Label
Reconstructing Amelia : a novel, Kimberly McCreight
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn795757518
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780062225436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)795757518

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