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by Ann Rinaldi

Free eBook An Acquaintance with Darkness download ISBN: 015201294X
Author: Ann Rinaldi
Publisher: Gulliver Books; 1st edition (October 15, 1997)
Language: English
Pages: 304
Category: Young Adults
Subcategory: Literature and Fiction
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An Acquaintance with Darkness is a historical fiction novel by Ann Rinaldi. It is part of the Great Episodes series. It is told in first-person narration. An Acquaintance with Darkness is the story of 14-year-old Emily Pigbush who lives with her mother in Washington, . Emily's father died during the Civil War while fighting for the Union. Now the Pigbushes' final servant, Ella May, has left because she was freed, leaving Emily to care for her mother alone

The Inside of the Shed SO FAR I HAD managed to do very well. Robert hadn't been out of my sight once and we were at dinner.

The Inside of the Shed SO FAR I HAD managed to do very well. Robert hadn't been out of my sight once and we were at dinner ell for the rest of the evening. Do you like the fish, Emily?". Uncle Valentine asked. I love the stuffing Maude made. But I'm afraid I ate too much turtle soup. Fish is good for you. It's brain food," Uncle Valentine said. Robert winked at me. "Eat the fish and you can swim better," he said

An Acquaintance with Darkness - Ann Rinaldi.

An Acquaintance with Darkness - Ann Rinaldi.

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Ann Rinaldi doing what she does so well – historical fiction for young adults ANN RINALDI is an award-winning author best known for bringing history vividly to life. She lives in central New Jersey. Библиографические данные.

Ann Rinaldi doing what she does so well – historical fiction for young adults. It is the spring of 1865 in Washington . where 14 year old Emily Pigbush has just lost her mother. ANN RINALDI is an award-winning author best known for bringing history vividly to life. An Acquaintance with Darkness Great Episodes. Издание: перепечатанное.

Fourteen-year-old Emily Pigbush suspects that her uncle is involved in body snatching. You're getting the VIP treatment! With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items. Your Shopping Cart is empty. There are currently no items in your Shopping Cart.

ANN RINALDI is an award-winning author best known for bringing history vividly to life. A self-made writer and newspaper columnist for twenty-one years, Ms. Rinaldi attributes her interest in history to her son, who enlisted her to take part in historical reenactments up and down the East Coast. She lives with her husband in central New Jersey. Visit her online at ww. nnrinaldi. An Acquaintance with Darkness Great Episodes Series.

An Acquaintance With Darkness by Ann Rinaldi. An Acquaintance with Darkness is a very well written novel. It's a novel of historical fiction and takes place right around Lincoln's assassination. The main character, Emily, tells the story.

When her mother dies, fourteen-year-old Emily Pigbush is forced to go live with her uncle Valentine. She is immediately suspicious of her uncle’s unusual late-night activities and fears he may be involved with body-snatching, but every time she resolves to confront him, she is thrown off balance by something good he has done. When she stumbles upon the truth, the betrayal is more than she can bear. But when forced to put her emotions aside, Emily discovers that although her uncle is breaking the law, the risk he takes ultimately benefits mankind.
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This was an interesting book to read. The plot was good, and the character development was excellent. However, there was something about the flow of the book that bothered me. It felt irregular, having unnecessary climaxes and big buildup followed by an anticlimactic scene.

Either way, this book was an excellent read and I'd surely recommend it.
great reading
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There are dead people everywhere;
Dr. Bransby looks at their hair.

Myra peeks in a window;
Emily dresses as a widow.

Mary S. is hung by a rope;
Annie quickly gives up hope.

Mrs. Addie badly wants out;
all day she'll scream and shout.

The dwarfs really don't care;
this isn't a story I want to share.

By H. Pando
Amazing I really like the book one of the best books I have ever read I would refer this who Evers looking for a book
It's April 1865 and 14-year-old Emily Pigbush has suddenly found herself orphaned.

Reeling in both her own personal tragedy and that of Washington around her - full of chaos due to the end of the Civil War and assassination of President Lincoln - Emily must adjust to a new life with her uncle Valentine, a wealthy doctor.

But how straightforward is Uncle Valentine about the life Emily is now a part of? There are rumors that he participates in body snatching. What's more, Emily's best friend Annie and her mother Mary - a boardinghouse owner - have just been accused of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth and his friends to kill the president. At first Emily is appalled. Then, she has to wonder. Just how well does she really know Annie and Mary Surratt?

As always, Rinaldi combines relatable characters with just the right amount of historical detail for a compelling story. Readers of all ages will enjoy reading about Emily's life as they learn more about the real-life Surratts and their circle.
This book is one that is filled with history. When opening this book you find yourself in the time of Abraham Lincoln. You see the men and women of color get released from burden and many more continuing on with their current life as free men and women.

I have always loved all things history and once again I was not disappointed. I have always said that if I was going to go back in time, I would love to go back to the era of the civil war. While life was hard it was also a great time in the history of the country.

This book follows a young girl through some tough times. Her friend leaves, her mother dies, and President Lincoln is assassinated. She finds herself alone except for her Uncle who is a bit on the strange side. She is soon to find out how strange.

I found this book to be a very good read. I am always big on reading historical books and so this one was just up my alley. It was not only full of history, but was also full of mystery. It kept me deeply enthralled throughout....Stormi
Rinaldi incorporates an incredible amount of historical fact into her novel of a young girl living in Washington D.C. at the time of President Lincoln's assassination. Emily, our protagonist, claims Annie Surratt, daughter of the first woman ever hanged by the United States Government, as her best friend. Because of this, Emily is witness to some extremely important events in our nation's history, and Rinaldi employs this strategy to make these events come alive for a young reader. Never once does Emily's involvement in the action feel forced, as some historical novels tend to, and her presence at Mary Surratt's hanging seems neither inappropriate or extraneous.
Rinaldi has also managed to include a secondary plotline that is just as entertaining and informative. Emily's uncle, whom she lives with is a physician struggling to advance his field. In order to do this, he may or may not be engaging in illegal methods to procure cadavers for his medical school.
Emily is a very realistic protagonist, who is definitely a product of her upbringing and her era. There is quite a bit of the 'southern belle' in her character, but also a delightful amount of spunk. I wavered back and forth while reading this book about whether or not I liked her. I still am not sure, but I certainly got to know and understand her, as well as watch her learn and grow. Which is what a coming of age tale is all about.