Title discussed: A Northern Light , by Jennifer Donnelly. Date of Meeting: Tuesday, August 3, 2pm. Summary: In 1906, sixteen-year-old Mattie, determined to attend college and be a writer against the wishes of her father and fiance, takes a job at a summer inn where she discovers the truth about the death of a guest. Based on a true story, the same story that inspired Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy". This book is on the Memorial High School reading list, 9th grade.