The Blackbird Season

The Blackbird Season

A Novel

Book - 2017
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In a quiet Pennsylvania town, a thousand dead starlings fall onto a high school baseball field, unleashing a horrifying and unexpected chain of events that will rock the close-knit community. Beloved baseball coach and teacher Nate Winters and his wife, Alicia, are well respected throughout town. That is, until one of the many reporters investigating the bizarre bird phenomenon catches Nate embracing a wayward student, Lucia Hamm, in front of a sleazy motel. Lucia soon buoys the scandal by claiming that she and Nate are engaged in an affair, throwing the town into an uproar...and leaving Alicia to wonder if her husband has a second life. And when Lucia suddenly disappears, the police only have one suspect: Nate. Nate's coworker and sole supporter, Bridget Harris, Lucia's creative writing teacher, is determined to prove his innocence. She has Lucia's class journal, and while some of the entries appear particularly damning to Nate's case, others just don't add up. Bridget knows the key to Nate's exoneration and the truth of Lucia's disappearance lie within the walls of the school and in the pages of that journal.
Publisher: New York : Atria Paperback, 2017
Edition: First Atria Paperback edition
ISBN: 9781501118456
1501118455
Characteristics: 338 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number: MORETTI, K

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Pair this one with Hitchcock's film "The Birds." In a quiet Pennsylvania town, a thousand dead starlings fall onto a high school baseball field, unleashing a horrifying and unexpected chain of events that will rock this close-knit community.


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ehbooklover Oct 20, 2017

Dysfunctional characters who make lots of poor decisions combined with a very unsettling atmosphere made for a creepy page-turner of a read.

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