9.27.2012

In The Shadow of Blackboirds by Cat Winters

IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS
Coming April 2, 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1419705304
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 304
Find it on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads
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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.

"...The cover was designed by the talented Maria T. Middleton, and the photography is by Symon Chow.  The lovely cover model is portraying a scene in which my protagonist, Mary Shelley Black, begrudgingly poses for a photographer who claims to capture the spirits of lost loved ones with his camera..." --from Cat Winters' website.
I can't wait for this book! I love that authors are finally starting to write about this time period.

2 comments:

Rachele Alpine said...

I LOVE the cover of this book! It's so cool!

perla said...

Me too! I love that the book is taking place in San Diego- my home town.

Your book CANARY sounds so incredible. I can't wait to read it.