Doylestown: KATE MORETTI - The Blackbird Season

We're hosting Kate Moretti on Friday, October 6th at 6:30pm for a presentation, reading, and book signing of her new book, The Blackbird Season! Known for novels featuring "great pacing and true surprises" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) and "nerve-shattering suspense" (Heather Gudenkauf, New York Time bestselling author), New York Times bestselling author Kate Moretti's latest is the story of a scandal-torn Pennsylvania town and the aftermath of a troubled girl gone missing.
The Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti
"Where did they come from? Why did they fall? The question would be asked a thousand times...Until, of course, more important question arose, at which time everyone promptly forgot that a thousand birds fell on the town of Mount Oanoke at all."
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 to 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.
Told from the alternating points of view of Alicia, Nate, Lucia, and Bridget, The Blackbird Season is a haunting, psychologically nuanced suspense, filled with Kate Moretti's signature "chillingly satisfying" (Publishers Weekly) twists and turns.
About Kate
Kate Moretti is the New York Times Bestselling author of four novels and a novella, including Thought I Knew YouWhile You Were GoneBinds That TieThe Vanishing Year, and The Blackbird Season. Her first novel Thought I Knew Youwas a New York Times bestseller. The Vanishing Year was a nominee in the Goodreads Choice Awards Mystery/Thriller category for 2016 and was called "chillingly satisfying." (Publisher's Weekly) with "superb" closing twists (New York Times Book Review). 
Headshot of Kate Moretti in blue top
Photo by Pooja Dhar at PR Photography
Kate has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for twenty years as a scientist and enjoys traveling and cooking. She lives in Pennsylvania in an old farmhouse with her husband, two children and no known ghosts. Her lifelong dream is to find a secret passageway. For more information, you can visit her website at
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Friday, October 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
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The Doylestown Bookshop
16 S. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
The Blackbird Season Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501118456
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - September 26th, 2017

The Vanishing Year Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501118432
Availability: Usually Arrives to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - September 27th, 2016

Binds That Tie Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940215266
Availability: Usually Arrives to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Red Adept Publishing - March 4th, 2014

While You Were Gone: A Thought I Knew You Novella Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940215525
Availability: Usually Arrives to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Red Adept Publishing - July 28th, 2015

Thought I Knew You Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940215297
Availability: Usually Arrives to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Red Adept Publishing - May 8th, 2014

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