In the shadow of blackbirds / Cat Winters.
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- ISBN: 9781613124598 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.
In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she's forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love-a boy who died in battle-returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her?Featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time.Praise for In The Shadow of BlackbirdsSTARRED REVIEW "Winters's masterful debut novel is an impressively researched marriage of the tragedies of wartime, the...
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UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
5.3 ATOS Level
Electronic reproduction. New York : Amulet Books, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4391 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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