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"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.



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Kate Racculia

Kate Racculia is a writer living in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She studied illustration, design, Jane Austen, and Canada at the University of Buffalo and has her MFA from Emerson College. Kate teaches novel and genre fiction workshops at Grub Street, Boston's non-profit creative writing community. She has been a bookseller, a planetarium operator, a coffee jerk, a designer, and a proposal writer.

She was a teenage bassoonist. In her hometown of Syracuse, New York, she played in her high school band, the Lyncourt Summer Concert Band, the Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra, and various NYSSMA festivals. Her bassoon was named Nigel.

Bellweather Rhapsody is her second novel.



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