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In the Shadow of Blackbirds

Cat Winters

A bright young woman is caught between science and spiritualism in this masterful debut from Winters. It is 1918 and 16-year-old Mary Shelley Black's world seems on the verge of collapse. Young men are dying at the front lines of a brutal war, deadly Spanish influenza is sweeping across America and her father is on trial for treason. Mary watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort. Although she has never believed in ghosts, Mary is forced to rethink her views of life and death when her first love, Stephen, who died in battle, returns in spirit form.