Publication Date: April 2012
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Miriam Black knows when you will die. Still in her early twenties, she s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, suicides, and slow deaths by cancer. But when Miriam hitches a ride with truck driver Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days he will be gruesomely murdered while he calls her name. Miriam has given up trying to save people; that only makes their deaths happen. No matter what she does, she can t save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she ll have to try. Blackbirds is a story of loss and what it takes to make things right. It s a story about fate and how sometimes, if we wrestle with it hard enough, maybe we can change it. It s the kind of book that doesn t let go even after you ve put it down. - STEPHEN BLACKMOORE"