The Bride's Farewell

The Bride's Farewell

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On the morning of her wedding, Pell Ridley creeps out of bed in the dark, kisses her sisters goodbye and flees - determined to escape a future that offers nothing but hard work and sorrow. She takes the only thing that truly belongs to her: Jack, a white horse.The road ahead is rich with longing, silence and secrets, and each encounter leads her closer to the untold story of her past. Then Pell meets a hunter, infuriating, mysterious and cold. Will he help her to find what she seeks?With all the hallmarks of Meg Rosoff's extraordinary writing, The Bride's Farewell also breaks new ground for this author, in a nineteenth century, Hardyesque setting. This is a moving story of love and lost things, with a core of deep, beautiful romance.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780385664462
Branch Call Number: TEEN ROS
Characteristics: 214 pages ;,22 cm


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Barbara5060 Apr 25, 2012

young woman who wants more leaves home; challenges include finding shelter and food and employment; later in book she returns home to discover her leaving has had devastating consequences, but she does what she can to resolve what she can and to heal. We sometimes forget that our choices can have unanticipated consequences, tho not usually as drastic as in this story. Gritty young woman.

Feb 21, 2012

This novel is a mix of Pride and Prejuice and Tess of the d'urbervilles. It is a book about loss, love, horses, family and outsiders. But mostly it is a book about the exploration of self and the cost one must pay in order to find who he or she truly is. I adored the heroine of the novel and often wondered what her next step would be as changes in her transformed it completely.

Jan 15, 2011

Another great YA Meg Rosoff book

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