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The Lightning Tree

(2006)
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This unique novel tells the story of one woman's remarkable life, lived out in the harshly beautiful landscape of the Burren. A life which began in the shadow of the Great Famine and ended as electricity began to reach the byways of the west of Ireland.
It is a story told by Mariah, a woman healer who lived in harmony not only with the special environment of the Burren but with the spirits of past generations; a woman who drank deep from the well of traditional wisdom and customs, yet whose view of the world resonates with meaning for the present and future.
it is a story of love surprisingly found and tragically lost; of the struggle of an independent woman who was viewed with suspicion, whose healing powers were sought by many yet condemned from the pulpit.
Through her stories, a weave of fact, fantasy and fairy-tale, P.J. Curtis's Mariah memorably conjures up a world that has long disappeared yet which holds a special resonance for the present day.

    

Praise for this book

"A poignant elegy for [a] more beautiful Ireland." - Nuala O'Faolain


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Paperback Editions

July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lightning Tree
Author(s): P J Curtis
ISBN: 0-86322-387-7 / 978-0-86322-387-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Brandon / Mount Eagle Publications Ltd
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April 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lightning Tree
Author(s): P J Curtis
ISBN: 0-86322-347-8 / 978-0-86322-347-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Brandon / Mount Eagle Publications Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lightning Tree
Author(s): P J Curtis
Publisher: Old Forge Books
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