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Gail Anderson-Dargatz

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Gail's 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, just out in trade paperback, is a Canadian bestseller.

Gail teaches fiction and novel in the creative writing optional-residency MFA program at the University of British Columbia, and divides her time between Manitoulin Island and the Shuswap-Thompson region, the landscape found in so much of her writing.

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Search and Rescue is now out! The short novel is the first in a series published by Orca's Rapid Reads.

The book is aimed at readers who want to improve their literacy skills, or just want a fast read.

I had a blast writing this book, and I'll be doing more! Watch for more books in this series featuring small-town reporter/detective Claire Abbott.

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The Cure For Death By Light...
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 3,590 ratings — published 1996 — 16 editions
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A Recipe for Bees
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 2,217 ratings — published 1998 — 19 editions
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Turtle Valley
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 316 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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A Rhinestone Button
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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The Miss Hereford Stories
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 1994
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The Stalker
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Search and Rescue
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Coyote's Song
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Bed and Breakfast
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Search and Rescue by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
"A small town reporter who seems to find trouble, Claire Abbott is a thoroughly likeable character. Claire is determined to help find a kidnapped girl. Her sense of what is right is very strong and compelling. Along the way she sometimes puts the f..." Read more of this review »
Search and Rescue by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
"This novella is called a Rapid Read from the publisher because it is short, but also hard to put down. This is a mystery with an engaging main character who is a reporter with a bit more than intuition. It has great potential as a series, or as a..." Read more of this review »
Search and Rescue by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
"Claire is a reporter who inherited a “gift” from her mother. She has hunches and sees visions of people in distress who need help. Teenager Amber has gone missing, and though Claire can see where she is, the head of the search and rescue team does..." Read more of this review »
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“Housework would never be her crowning achievement, the life's work for which she'd be known.”
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“She knew nothing about him, other than what he revealed of himself through his garden.”
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