An Acquaintance with Darkness by Ann Rinaldi

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Fourteen-year-old Emily Pigbush suspects that her uncle is involved in body snatching. Meanwhile, her best friend's family is accused of plotting to kill Abraham Lincoln, and Emily is left unsure of whom she can trust.
Includes a reader's guide.
 

About Ann Rinaldi

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ANN RINALDI is an award-winning author best known for bringing history to life. A self-made writer and a newspaper columnist for twenty-one years, she lives in central New Jersey.
 
Published March 1, 2005 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 387 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Children's Books, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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PW cited the impressive research and fast-paced and dramatic plot that make this a vivid account of the moral ambiguities surrounding body snatching--for medical research--at the close of the

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During the course of the book, Emily loses her mother to consumption (her father has died in the war) and sees the Surratt family torn apart (Johnny flees to Canada, his mother is thrown in jail and eventually hanged as an accomplice).

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PW cited the impressive research and fast-paced and dramatic plot that make this a vivid account of the moral ambiguities surrounding body snatching--for medical research--at the close of the

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