An Acquaintance with Darkness

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Harcourt Brace, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 294 pages
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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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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

Many thanks to countrylife for recently recommending this very interesting book. I've read a number of Ann Rinaldi's books, some are good, others fall flat. This one is worth the time and effort spent ... Read full review

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User Review  - countrylife - LibraryThing

Ann Rinaldi doing what she does so well – historical fiction for young adults. It is the spring of 1865 in Washington D.C., where 14 year old Emily Pigbush has just lost her mother. Now an orphan, her ... Read full review



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ANN RINALDI is an award-winning author best known for bringing history vividly to life. She lives in central New Jersey.

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