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Gail's new novel The Spawning Grounds will be published by Knopf Canada in September 2016.

Her novels The Cure for Death by Lighting and A Recipe for Bees were international bestsellers, and were both finalists for the prestigious Giller Prize in Canada. The Cure for Death by Lightning won the UK’s Betty Trask Prize among other awards. A Rhinestone Button was a national bestseller in Canada and Gail's first book, The Miss Hereford Stories, was short-listed for the Leacock Award for humour. Turtle Valley was a national bestseller.

Gail also writes short novels for literacy learners through ABC Life Literacy's Good Reads and Orca's Rapid Reads programs.

Gail taught fiction and novel in the creative writing optional-residency MFA program at the
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"Even once I'd become aware that I'd forgotten to embrace my imagination, resistance continued to prevent me from letting it fully into the revision process." Jennifer Manuel on The Heaviness of Things That Float From her guest blog:

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The Cure For Death By Light...

3.68 avg rating — 4,691 ratings — published 1996 — 17 editions
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A Recipe for Bees

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Turtle Valley

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A Rhinestone Button

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The Miss Hereford Stories

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Search and Rescue

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The Stalker

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Playing With Fire

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Coyote's Song

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