In the Shadow of Blackbirds

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Product Number: Z07257
Released: Nov 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470383725
Narrator/s: Angela Goethals
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Description

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 sEances 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.

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Author(s): Cat Winters

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CD
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Author(s): Cat Winters
Narrator(s): Angela Goethals
Product Number C02833
Released: Oct 28, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470383701
eBook
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Author(s): Cat Winters
Product Number EB00597504
Released: Mar 19, 2015
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Publisher: Amulet Books
ISBN: #9781613124598
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Class Set
Author(s): Cat Winters
Narrator(s): Angela Goethals
Product Number 3M0330
Released: Oct 15, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470389789
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Cat Winters
Narrator(s): Angela Goethals
Product Number 3E0286
Released: Oct 15, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470389888
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Cat Winters
Narrator(s): Angela Goethals
Product Number 3G0312
Released: Nov 13, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470389987
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Cat Winters
Product Number 4T0306
Released: Oct 15, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470380717
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Cat Winters
Product Number 160292
Released: Oct 15, 2013
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Publisher: Amulet Books
ISBN: #9781419705304

Professional reviews

"In a story that is never quite what it seems, narrator Angela Goethals delivers an enchanting performance as the voice of 16-year-old Mary Shelley Black. In San Diego in the last months of WWI, Mary Shelley faces life on the home front, the dreaded Spanish influenza, and the full force of human desperation in the face of loss and tragedy. Goethals narrates at a slow, hypnotic pace, particularly when delivering Mary ShelleyÕs thoughts or her haunting dreams and visions of her lost love, Stephen. Her voice shows a maturity and strength that match Mary ShelleyÕs character and resolve, and she portrays all the supporting characters with unique voices. The story of Mary Shelley and Stephen is revealed slowly through memories, letters, and interactions with the spirit world. E.N. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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