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Reconstructing Amelia

A Novel

By Kimberly author Mccreight

In Reconstructing Amelia, the stunning debut novel from Kimberly McCreight, Kate's 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’s 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.

Reconstructing Amelia 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.

Fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl will find Reconstructing Amelia just as gripping and surprising.

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2013

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Format: Book
Author: Mccreight, Kimberly author
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.
Title: Reconstructing Amelia : a novel / Kimberly McCreight.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : HarperCollins [2013].
Subject: Mothers and daughters -- Fiction Private schools -- Fiction Cheating (Education) -- Fiction. Suicide -- Fiction Guilt -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780062225436 006222543X
Current Holds: 3
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Call Number: F McCreight
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Format: Book
Author: Mccreight, Kimberly author.
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.
Title: Reconstructing Amelia : a novel / Kimberly McCreight.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : HarperCollins [2013].
Description: 382 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Subjects: Private schools -- Fiction
Subjects: Cheating (Education) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Suicide -- Fiction
Subjects: Guilt -- Fiction
Genre: Psychological fiction.
ISBN: 9780062225436
ISBN: 006222543X
Requests: 3
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: F McCreight