The Cure For Death By Lightning by Gail Anderson-Dargatz

The Cure For Death By Lightning by Gail Anderson-DargatzThis is a remarkable book, told in the voice of 14 year-old Beth who is growing up in rural B.C. in the early 1940s. There is exceptional detail in the writing, ranging from the recipes and remedies in her mother’s scrapbook to farming details like milking cows and separating the milk. There is also a very strong magical/mystical element. But be warned, there is some very unpleasant detail, described in a completely understated manner. So, highly recommended but with a warning.

Note: this book is from the CBC list: 100 novels that make you proud to be a Canadian, a superb reading list.

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