An Acquaintance with Darkness

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apr 1, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
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Chaos reigns in Washington, D.C., after President Lincolnís assassination. But for fourteen-year-old Emily Pigbush, the Unionís turmoil is nothing compared to her own struggle. Sent to live with her uncle Valentine after her motherís untimely death, Emily realizes that her best friendís mother was one of John Wilkes Boothís accomplices. And even worse, she suspects that her uncle is breaking the law.

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So far, it seems to have an interesting plot. - Goodreads
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Everyone who reads this will love it! Ann Rinaldi is such a great author!

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A chilling tale of the Lincoln assassination and its aftermath, including Mary Surrat's execution. The great thing about Rinaldi's work is that it whets your appetite for historical truth using ... Read full review



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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.

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