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The Cure for Death by Lightning
The Cure for Death by Lightning
Author: Gail Anderson-Dargatz
"The cure for death by lightning was handwritten in thick, messy blue ink in my mother?s scrapbook, under the recipe for my father?s favourite oatcakes: Dunk the dead by lightning in a cold water bath for two hours and if still dead, add vinegar and soak for an hour more." — So begins Gail Anderson-Dargatz?s extraordinary first novel, a seductive...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780394281803
ISBN-10: 0394281802
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 292
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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Not at all what I was expecting, what a creative tale! Told from the point of view of the youngest daughter, we really get more than a peek into the challenges of life during World War II in Canada. This young lady has perseverance and strength that is not to be believed as you watch the obstacles unfold that she is forced to face. Her mother's scrapbook is artfully woven seamlessly into the story. Thankfully, this young lady has a couple allies, and a little magic on her side as well. I hope you will enjoy the adventure this book takes you on as much as I did.


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