The Cure for Death by Lightning (Paperback)
Anchor Books, 9780385720472, 304pp.
Publication Date: January 8, 2002
Set on an isolated Canadian farm in the midst of World War II, The Cure for Death by Lightning evokes a life at once harshly demanding and rich in sensory pleasures: the deafening chatter of starlings, the sight of thousands of painted turtles crossing a road, the smell of baking that fills the Weeks's kitchen. The novel is sprinkled throughout with recipes and remedies from the scrapbook Beth's mother keeps, a boon to Beth as she learns to face down her demons--and one of many elements that give The Cure for Death by Lightning its enchanting vitality.
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Praise For The Cure for Death by Lightning…
“Engaging…a rich stew of a book.”–The Observer
“Haunting, stunning…. Anderson-Dargatz creates a multi-layered tale of power and suspense.”–Toronto Star
“Superlative.… Flowers rain from the sky in this book.”–Toronto Globe and Mail
“Brilliant. . . . A wonderful and challenging, truly bewitching novel.” – Edmonton Journal