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... show more
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.
Publish date: April 2nd 2013
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
One of the best books I have read this year. I couldn't put it down from the minute I picked it up. The book received an excellent review in Entertainment Weekly so I gave it a try and am glad I did. I look forward to more from this author
Kate Baron is in an important meeting with a law client when she receives a call from her daughter Amelia's private school, Grace Hall. Amelia is being suspended from school, and Kate must pick her up immediately. Any further information about the situation will not be given over the phone. When...
Kate Baron is a single mother to fifteen-year-old Amelia. As a litigation lawyer Kate works long hours and doesn't have as much time to spend with her daughter as she would like. When a phone call from her daughter's private school disrupts the meeting Kate is in with the news that Amelia has been c...
This was overall a decent book. It kept a good pace and the tension continued to build until it reached a decent climax and a not so satisfying conclusion. The ending was pretty disappointing but there were several turns and twists leading up to it that I didn't see coming. This book is told from a...
Wow, this was intense. It was hard to get into at first, but after the first couple chapters I was enthralled. I couldn't put it down. All the terrible shit Amelia went through with the club and the hazing and the girls harassing her? It made me thank my lucky stars that I've never had to experien...