The Bride's Farewell

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Doubleday Canada, Aug 11, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
9 Reviews
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.


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Review: The Bride's Farewell

User Review  - Geri E. - Goodreads

I went into this book not expecting anything. Seriously—anything. I didn't even read the summary. I just wanted to listen to something and my library app said this was recently added, so I gave it a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sorrel - Goodreads

Meg Rosoff's books, in my experience, always seem to have a surreal sort of feel to them. The Bride's farewell was no exception. Told in a time not-quite-specified, beginning in a town called ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
7
Section 4
11
Section 5
20
Section 6
25
Section 7
32
Section 8
37
Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
142
Section 28
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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About the author (2009)

Meg Rosoff was born in Boston and now lives in London with her husband and daughter. Her debut novel How I Live Now was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, winner of the Michael L. Printz Award, and nominated for the Orange Award for New Writers. Her second novel, Just In Case, won the 2007 CILIP Carnegie Medal and was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. What I Was was shortlisted for both the 2008 CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Costa Book Award.


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