Bellweather Rhapsody

by Racculia, Kate (Author)

ISBN: 9780544483910

For its darkness and its glee, I loved this novel. Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra s 24-Hour Bookstore A high school music festival goes awry when a young prodigy disappears from a hotel room that was the site of a famous murder/suicide fifteen years earlier, in a whip-smart novel sparkling with the dark and giddy pop culture pleasures of The Shining, Agatha Christie, and Glee

Format: Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Mariner Books, June 2015

Product Dimensions: 8 L × 5.2 W × 1 H

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Delightfully odd...A fine cast of misfits and dreamers and foes. A. Entertainment Weekly

A deliciously dark confection of a novel, and one of the most thoroughly enjoyable books I ve read in years. Celeste Ng, author ofEverything I Never Told You

Warm, entertaining and thoughtful, and a glorious celebration of music. Minneapolis Star Tribune

Fifteen years ago, a murder-suicide in room 712 rocked the grand old Bellweather Hotel and the young bridesmaid who witnessed it, Minnie Graves. Now hundreds of high school musicians have gathered at the Bellweather for the annual Statewide festival; Minnie has returned to face her demons; and a blizzard is threatening to trap them all inside. When a young prodigy disappears from infamous room 712, the search for her entwines an eccentric cast of conductors and caretakers, teenagers on the verge and adults haunted by memories. A genre-bending page-turner, full of playful nods to pop-culture classics fromThe Shiningto Agatha Christie toGlee, Bellweather Rhapsodyis a winning new novel from a writer to watch.

Funny and exuberant, twisty and captivating . . . For its darkness and its glee, I loved this novel. Robin Sloan, author ofMr. Penumbra s 24-Hour Bookstore

A rollicking story . . . Racculia s exuberant voice inspires laugh-out-loud moments while also bringing to life broken people who find solace in each other s heartaches. Wisconsin State Journal

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