In the Shadow of Blackbirds (Hardcover)

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The year is 1918. The Great War is winding down, though soldiers continue to become casualties. A worldwide flu epidemic claims countless victims. Not coincidentally, séances and “spirit photography,” the creation of bogus images of the spirits of the deceased, are on the rise. In this vivid historical novel a brave, bright, quirky young woman is determined to solve a mystery that involves all these elements – despite life-threatening risks. Here’s a “young adult” novel that will enthrall adults, too.

- Banna
— From Banna's Recs

The year is 1918. The Great War is winding down, though soldiers continue to become casualties. A worldwide flu epidemic claims countless victims. Not coincidentally, séances and “spirit photography,” the creation of bogus images of the spirits of the deceased, are on the rise. In this vivid historical novel a brave, bright, quirky young woman is determined to solve a mystery that involves all these elements – despite life-threatening risks. Here’s a “young adult” novel that will enthrall adults, too.

- Banna
— From Books for Young Adults

About the Author


Cat Winters is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novels Odd & True, The Steep and Thorny Way, The Cure for Dreaming, and In the Shadow of Blackbirds, which collected three starred reviews and was a finalist for the William C. Morris Award for debut YA fiction. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419705304
ISBN-10: 141970530X
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2013
Pages: 400
Language: English