Additional Resources for A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly
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Alkalay-Gut, Karen, Alone in the Dawn: The Life of Adelaide Crapsey, University of Georgia Press, 1988.

Donnelly invokes the presence of Adelaide Crapsey in her epigraph, and the poet is clearly the model for Emily Baxter Wilcox. A 1901 graduate of Vassar College from Rochester, New York, Crapsey studied Classics at the American Academy in Rome, taught in New England prep schools, and died fairly young of tuberculosis. She is best known for formal verse, especially the cinquain, a five line syllabic poem similar to haiku, which she devised to suit her poetic temperament.

Brandon, Craig, Murder in the Adirondacks: "An American Tragedy" Revisited, North Country Books, 1986.

Brandon is a journalist who thoroughly researched the Gillette-Brown murder, investigating especially the family backgrounds of Grace and Chester. The book is a compelling read and an insightful resource for factual information about the case, the couple, and the environment in...

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