Right now i'm reading A Northern Light
, by Jennifer Donnelly . . .
It's a kind of historical novel/murder mystery. It's based on the death of Grace Brown in 1906, for which Chester Gillette was eventually tried, convicted and executed. Theodore Dreiser's 1925 (?) novel An American Tragedy
is based on that case. It is supposedly a book for "young adults," but i find it has too many explicit references to sexuality, pregnancy and child-birth to buy that claim. I'm enjoying it immensely.