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The Resource A Great and Terrible Beauty

A Great and Terrible Beauty

Label
A Great and Terrible Beauty
Title
A Great and Terrible Beauty
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Libba Bray
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Language
eng
Summary
The first book in the critically acclaimed New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Gemma Doyle trilogy, the exhilarating and haunting saga from the author of The Diviners series and Going Bovine.It's 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma's reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she's been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence's most powerful girls—and their foray into the spiritual world—lead to? "A delicious, elegant gothic."—PW, Starred "Shivery with both passion and terror."—Kirkus Reviews "Compulsively readable." —VOYA A New York Times BestsellerA Publishers Weekly BestsellerA Book Sense BestsellerBBYA (ALA/YALSA Best Book for Young Adults)Iowa High School Book AwardGarden State Teen Book AwardPennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award
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Summary
After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world
Storyline
Pace
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Award
  • Iowa High School Book Award, 2007.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2004
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DLC
Index
no index present
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700
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Series statement
Gemma Doyle trilogy
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adolescent
Label
A Great and Terrible Beauty
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780375890499
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Great and Terrible Beauty
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8ef808c3-75dc-40a5-abd9-8a79ab24ff8c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780375890499
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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