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In the Shadow of Blackbirds

Winters, Cat (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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In San Diego in 1918, as deadly influenza and World War I take their toll, sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort and, despite her scientific leanings, must consider if ghosts are real when her first love, killed in battle, returns.
Authors: Winters, Cat
Title: In the shadow of blackbirds
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2013
Characteristics: 387 p. ;,22 cm
Summary: In San Diego in 1918, as deadly influenza and World War I take their toll, sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort and, despite her scientific leanings, must consider if ghosts are real when her first love, killed in battle, returns.
ISBN: 141970530X
9781419705304
Statement of Responsibility: Cat Winters
Subject Headings: San Diego (Calif.) History 20th century Fiction World War, 1914-1918 Fiction Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 Fiction Ghosts Fiction Spiritualism Fiction
Topical Term: World War, 1914-1918
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
Ghosts
Spiritualism
LCCN: 2012039262
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In 1918, as deadly influenza and World War I take their toll, 16-yr-old Mary watches mourners flock to séances for
comfort and must consider if ghosts are real when her first love, killed in battle, returns.


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Apr 30, 2014
  • falconroom rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A ghost/love/mystery story that starts out quite slowly & a bit confusingly (who is this young woman with her goggles (steampunk?) and what is she doing with ghosts appearing in her photos and in her life? But about 1/3 way thru the love story & maddening ghost story grabs you; the rest of the novel I devoured. Good scary night reading!

Aug 15, 2013
  • ckaterun rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a fascinating work of historical fiction. It interweaves three strands--World War I, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and the spiritualist movement. Beyond that, it is gripping and a bit romantic. Great character development.

"It's 1918, and while millions of soldiers die in World War I and influenza ravages the American home front, many grieving people turn to séances and spiritualism for comfort. But scientific Mary Shelley Black is skeptical of such practices - until she's visited by the ghost of her true love Stephen, who was killed in the war…or so she believed. Could darker and more sinister forces have caused his death? If you like the atmospheric creepiness of Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, you'll love this eerie, spine-chilling blend of romance, ghost story and mystery." July 2013 Teen Scene newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=650588

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