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The Cure for Death by Lightning

(1996)
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Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
When fifteen-year-old Beth Week's family is attacked by a grizzly, her father becomes increasingly violent, making him a danger to his neighbors, his family, and especially Beth. Meanwhile, several young children from the nearby Indian reservation have gone missing, and Beth fears that something is pursuing her in the bush. But friendship with an Indian girl connects her to a mythology that enriches her landscape; and an unexpected protector shores up her world.
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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April 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cure for Death by Lightning
Author(s): Gail Anderson-Dargatz
ISBN: 0-394-28157-8 / 978-0-394-28157-5 (USA edition)
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April 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: CURE FOR DEATH BY LIGHTNING CL
Author(s): Gail Anderson-Dargatz
ISBN: 0-395-77184-6 / 978-0-395-77184-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Paperback Editions

January 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cure for Death by Lightning
Author(s): Gail Anderson-Dargatz
ISBN: 0-385-72047-5 / 978-0-385-72047-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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January 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cure for Death by Lightning
Author(s): Gail Anderson-Dargatz
ISBN: 1-86049-422-6 / 978-1-86049-422-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago Press
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January 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cure For Death By Lightning
Author(s): Gail Anderson-Dargatz
ISBN: 1-86049-387-4 / 978-1-86049-387-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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April 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cure For Death By Lightning
Author(s): Gail Anderson-Dargatz
ISBN: 0-394-28180-2 / 978-0-394-28180-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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January 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Cure for Death by Lightning
Author(s): Gail Anderson-Dargatz
ISBN: 1-86049-408-0 / 978-1-86049-408-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
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January 1997 : UK Perfect Paperback
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Title: The Cure for Death by Lightning
Author(s): Gail Anderson-Dargatz
ISBN: 1-86049-036-0 / 978-1-86049-036-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Kindle Editions

November 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Cure for Death by Lightning
Author(s): Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Publisher: Anchor
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October 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Cure For Death By Lightning
Author(s): Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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