This is the first book I am going to read for my CanLit Project. The author’s name is Gail Anderson-Dergatz, and although I don’t remember having ever heard of her, I found her book on my shelf. I have had it for a while, but have not read it yet. (This will not be the first book to be found unread on my shelves.)
The Cure for Death by Lightning is a Globe and Mail Notable Book of the Year, 1996, as well as a shortlisted book for both The Giller Prize and the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award.
And, if that isn’t enough to make me want to read it, read this praise for the book from The Globe and Mail:
“Superlative….Flowers rain from the sky in this book….(It) is Canadian to the core. You can trace a line to it from Susannah Moodie through Margaret Atwood (and..) Alice Munro.”
Yes, I think I will read this book. But first I have to read a couple that are due back at the library soon. If you are interested in a great website with a listing of many Canadian writers and their books, you can find it here:http://canadianauthors.net/.
Has anyone read or heard of this book?