OLDER FICTION
Winters, Cat

In the Shadow of Blackbirds

(4) YA Against the graphic backdrop of the 1918 flu pandemic and the horrific physical condition of many soldiers returning from WWI, sixteen-year-old skeptic Mary Shelley Black begins to question her opinions about the spiritualist movement when she finds she's able to communicate with her deceased lover. This novel's vivid San Diego setting is enhanced with well-chosen archival photographs, but the plot is overburdened with events.

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