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The Flight of Gemma Hardy

Harper: HarperCollins. Feb. 2012. 464p. ISBN 9780062064226. $25.99; eISBN 9780062064240. lrg. prnt. LITERARY
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Attention, Jane Eyre fans. Here is a modern retelling with enough echoes to please you and enough variations to keep you guessing. In the early 1960s, the orphaned Gemma must leave Iceland to live with her uncle, whose death puts her at the mercy of her nasty aunt. After boarding school, she becomes tutor to a troubled child whose alluring guardian has a dark and dirty secret. Livesey's The House on Fortune Street got multiple best-book nods; get her new one for book clubs.

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