Second Sight by Gary Blackwood

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Washington, D.C., 1864.The Civil War is dragging to a bloody close, and the citizens are weary of the conflict. For entertainment, they go to the theater to see Joseph and his father read their minds. It’s all an elaborate hoax, of course. But Joseph enjoys the limelight—and the chance to share the stage with such famous actors as John Wilkes Booth. Then he meets a girl who truly is clairvoyant. And she’s had terrifying premonitions of an attack on President Lincoln.

Rich in Dickensian flavor and packed with fascinating historical details, Second Sight is a tour de force that will have readers breathlessly turning the pages.

About Gary Blackwood

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Gary Blackwood is the author of a number of books for young readers. They include "The Shakespeare Stealer" and "Shakespeare's Scribe," the first two award-winning novels about Widge, and, most recently, "The Year of the Hangman,
Published September 22, 2005 by Dutton Juvenile. 288 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Using present tense and authorial interjections delivered in a tone of mystery, Blackwood shepherds readers into the theatrical world, where, after years of hardship, Nicholas Ehrlich and his teenaged son Joseph are enjoying a rapid rise, buoyed by their ingeniously designed new mind-reading act.

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