Reconstructing Amelia

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Reconstructing Amelia : a novel

McCreight, Kimberly, author.

New York, NY : HarperCollins, [2013]

382 pages ; 24 cm.

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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.

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ISBN:

978-0-06-222543-6 : (hardcover)

ISBN:

978-0-06-222543-6 : (hardcover)

LC Call No:

PS3613.C386444 R43 2013

Author:

McCreight, Kimberly, author.

Title:

Reconstructing Amelia : a novel / Kimberly McCreight.

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

382 pages ; 24 cm.

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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.

Subject:

Private schools--Fiction.

Subject:

Cheating (Education)--Fiction.

Subject:

Suicide--Fiction.

Subject:

Guilt--Fiction.

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