In the Shadow of Blackbirds
A NovelBook - 2013
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multcolib_midland Jul 30, 2016
It's 1918 and World War I and flu pandemic leads to a boon for mediums. Mary Shelly doesn't believe any of it- until her dead sweetheart starts haunting her.
multcolib_karens Dec 13, 2015
During World War 1, everyone wonders what happens to their loved ones. Can a spiritualist reach Mary's boyfriend? Or is he a fake? Mary looks for proof either way.
multcolib_hollywood Oct 01, 2014
World War I and the Spanish Influenza are the ultimate backdrop for 16 year old Mary Shelley Black's curiosity with the spirit world and her fascination with science.
(7th & 8th graders)
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, something she dismisses as unscientific until the ghost of her sweetheart- killed by the gas she is tol... Read More »
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A few weeks after arriving to stay with her aunt to escape the flu, science minded Mary shelly is thrown into a world of chaos. Flu victims are hauled down the streets in wagons and men die every day fighting in world war II. To add to that, Mary Shelly begins to hear the spirit of her childhood friend. Determined to out his spirit to rest, Mary dives into a world of chaos, seances and desperate photographers.
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