The Flight of Gemma Hardy, by Margot Livesey.

After losing first her mother then her father, Gemma is sent to live with her uncle and his family in Scotland.  She’s incorporated warmly into the family until her beloved uncle dies, after that she is tormented mercilessly.  She “flies” off to a boarding school, figuring it can be no worse there.  (Margot Livesey’s interpretation of the Jane Eyre story.  I hardly recognized it, but you don’t need to to root for Gemma.)


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