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In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

This book put me through an emotional ringer.I loved every bit of it.I've be interested in the time period and the forgotten Pandemic of 1918 for sometime now, and curious in how Cat Winters would show this in her work. She nailed it. Down to the small details of how people reacted to those seemly healthy individuals dropping dead the next moment. Then you have soldiers coming from the trenches of the First World War, broken and soul-sick from the bloodshed. The dread, the helplessness and slowly creepiness just came from the pages in each amazing word after another.
People of this time needed something to hang onto when the world around them is falling apart. Here spiritualism took hold, with false sprint photography and fake séances ruled.  Here in this crazy world is Mary Shelley Black dealing with her father thrown into jail called a traitor, and an Aunt who doesn't understand her and is ruled by this new spiritualism. The only thing that seems solid in this crazy …