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The Death of Annie the Water Witcher by Lightning

by Audrey J. Whitson

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list price: $19.95
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ISBN:9781988732473
publisher: NeWest Press
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Three years into the second millennium, Majestic, Alberta is a farm town dealing with weakened crop prices, international borders closing to Canadian beef, and a severe drought. Older farmers worry about their way of life changing while young people concoct ways to escape: drugs, partying, moving away. Even the church is on the brink of closing.

When local woman Annie Gallagher is struck by lightning while divining water for a well, stories of the town's past, including that of Annie and the grandmother who taught her water witching, slowly emerge as everyone gathers for her funeral.

Told through the varied voices of the townspeople and Annie herself, The Death of Annie the Water Witcher by Lightning reveals Majestic to be a complex character in its own right, both haunted and haunting. Here, Audrey J. Whitson has written a novel of hard choices and magical necessity. It is as if the novels of Ami McKay took place in the West today.

About the Author

Audrey J. Whitson

Audrey Whitson grew up on a farm in northern Alberta and her family still owns a bush quarter northwest of Edmonton. She studied social work at the University of Calgary and theology at Berkeley, California, at the Graduate Theological Union. Her previous publications include The Glorious Mysteries: And Other Stories and Teaching Places. Currently Audrey works for Alberta Human Services as a project coordinator helping to redesign service delivery of provincial social-based assistance programs. Audrey enjoys bird watching, cycling, hiking, photography, reading, skating, singing, travelling, walking and yoga.

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