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Reconstructing Amelia: A Novel (Target Club Pick Dec 2013) (Paperback) by Kimberly Mccreight

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When Kate, single mother and law firm partner, gets an urgent phone call summoning her to her daughter’s exclusive private school, she’s shocked. Amelia has been suspended for cheating, something that would be completely out of character for her over-achieving, well-behaved daughter. Kate rushes to Grace Hall, but what she finds when she finally arrives is beyond comprehension.Her daughter Amelia is dead.Despondent over having been caught cheating, Amelia has jumped from the school’s roof in an act of impulsive suicide. At least that’s the story Grace Hall and the police tell Kate. In a state of shock and overcome by grief, Kate tries to come to grips with this life-shattering news. Then she gets an anonymous text:Amelia didn’t jump.The moment she sees that message, Kate knows in her heart it’s true. Clearly Amelia had secrets, and a life Kate knew nothing about. Wracked by guilt, Kate is determined to find out what those secrets were and who could have hated her daughter enough to kill. She searches through Amelia’s e-mails, texts, and Facebook updates, piecing together the last troubled days of her daughter’s life. Reconstructing Amelia is a stunning debut page-turner that brilliantly explores the secret world of teenagers, their clandestine first loves, hidden friendships, and the dangerous cruelty that can spill over into acts of terrible betrayal.
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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.

Kimberly McCreight, named one of Entertainment Weekly’s "13 to Watch in 2013," attended Vassar College and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. After several years as a litigation associate at some of New York City’s biggest law firms, she left the practice of law to write full-time. Her work has appeared in such publications as Antietam Review, Oxford Magazine, and Babble. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and two daughters.
Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Mystery + Crime
Series Title: P.S.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Featured book lists: Target Club Picks
Author: Kimberly McCreight
Language: English
Street Date: December 3, 2013
TCIN: 14850407
UPC: 9780062326584
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-4714
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BrittW84 8 months ago
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Great read! I really enjoyed this book and it is very well written.
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Excellent Suspense thriller

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Book Worm 3 years ago
I highly recommend this book, great read! Written very well, flows beautifully. I loved the back and forth storyline of mother/daughter. It's defiantly a page turner, I couldn't put book down. There was so many twists in turns in the plot, it was so suspenseful. I did not see the ending coming. It's...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Really enjoyable read - great for escaping

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Andrew 5 years ago
I really loved this book. The alternating perspectives create alot of tension - learning about both the mother and the daughter. I found myself staying up to find out what happenedsee moreof the reviewer's review
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