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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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The Cure for Death by Light...

3.69 avg rating — 5,360 ratings — published 1996 — 18 editions
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A Recipe for Bees

3.68 avg rating — 3,358 ratings — published 1998 — 20 editions
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Turtle Valley

3.55 avg rating — 507 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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The Spawning Grounds

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A Rhinestone Button

3.45 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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The Miss Hereford Stories

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Search and Rescue (Claire A...

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The Stalker

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Morning workshops with Gail and fun on the island in the afternoon and evenings.

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Turtle Valley (Literature & Fiction)
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"The Spawning Grounds is a deeply mythical and mystical story of a clash between cultures, and it examines what constitutes progress for First Nations and for their white neighbours.
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"This was the perfect addition to my fall reading list! I'm also really starting to wonder why I don't buy books out of Canada more often. I'm definitely going to put more effort into finding more.

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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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