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Bellweather Rhapsody

By Kate Racculia

"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 the most infamous room in the Bellweather Hotel, in a whip-smart novel sparkling with dark and giddy humor

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, including quiet bassoonist Rabbit Hatmaker and his brassy diva twin, Alice, have gathered in its cavernous, crumbling halls for the annual Statewide festival; Minnie has returned to face her demons; and a colossal snowstorm is threatening to trap them all in the hotel. Then Alice's roommate goes missingfrom room 712. The search for her entwines an eccentric cast of characters: conductors and caretakers, failures and stars, teenagers on the verge and adults trapped in memories. For everyone has come to the Bellweather with a secret, and everyone is haunted.

Bellweather Rhapsody is a genre-bending page-turner, full of knowing nods to pop culture classics from The Shining to Agatha Christie to Glee. But its pleasures are beautifully deepened by Kate Racculia's skill with her characters, her melancholy, affecting writing about music, and her fearlessness about the loss and darkness that underline the truest humor. This is a wholly winning new novel from a writer to watch.

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2014

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Format: Book
Author: Racculia, Kate
Summary: A young music prodigy goes missing from a hotel room that was the site of an infamous murder-suicide fifteen years earlier, renewing trauma for a bridesmaid who witnessed the first crime and rallying an eccentric cast of characters during a snowstorm that traps everyone on the grounds.
Title: Bellweather rhapsody / Kate Racculia.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Subject: Missing persons -- Fiction. Hotels -- Fiction. High school students -- Fiction. Musicians -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780544129917 0544129911
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: F Racculia
Oclc: 853313575
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Bib Id: 518712

Format: Book
Author: Racculia, Kate, author.
Summary: A young music prodigy goes missing from a hotel room that was the site of an infamous murder-suicide fifteen years earlier, renewing trauma for a bridesmaid who witnessed the first crime and rallying an eccentric cast of characters during a snowstorm that traps everyone on the grounds.
Title: Bellweather rhapsody / Kate Racculia.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Description: x, 340 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Missing persons -- Fiction.
Subjects: Hotels -- Fiction.
Subjects: High school students -- Fiction.
Subjects: Musicians -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013026339
ISBN: 9780544129917
ISBN: 0544129911
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: F Racculia