Bellweather Rhapsody

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014 - Fiction - 340 pages
16 Reviews
Winner of a 2015 Alex Award

"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 of Everything 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 from The Shining to Agatha Christie to Glee, Bellweather Rhapsody is 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 of Mr. 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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User Review  - snash - LibraryThing

An entertaining mystery with a collection of interesting and peculiar but believable characters. It all takes place in an old Catskill hotel during a high school music festival. Read full review

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User Review  - Rich - Goodreads

As all the blurbs and other reviews state, this is a book based around a state music conference for students. Otherwise known as band camp. Sure, it's funny, in it's own dark way, but there is so much ... Read full review

Contents

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 13 1997
9
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14 1997
103
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15 1997
201
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 16 1997
291
AND AFTER
329
Back Matter
339
Back Flap
341
Back Cover
342
Spine
343
Copyright

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About the author (2014)

KATE RACCULIA grew up in Syracuse, New York, where she played bassoon in her high school band. She received her MFA from Emerson and is also the author of This Must Be the Place. You can find her at www.kateracculia.com or @kateracculia.

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