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Be Ready for the Lightning Paperback – Deckle Edge, June 6 2017

4.7 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House Canada (June 6 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0345811771
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0345811776
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 381 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16 x 2.03 x 23.11 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

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“Gripping, twisty novel! Killer ‘Peter Pan,’ hijacked bus, complex loves, more!” —@Margaret Atwood

“Grace O’Connell is a writer of fierce precision and her novel is enthralling. It captures the random traumas of living, and dying, in New York City with poetry and adrenalin.” —Emily Schultz, author of The Blondes
Be Ready for the Lightning is gripping, tense and full of fear, but also generous, true and full of heart. By holding a crackling tension between the two, O’Connell takes us on a captivating exploration around the boundaries of family love.” —Claire Cameron, author of The Last Neanderthal

“A riveting story of an indelible life in all its vivid turmoil and everyday beauty. With wit, empathy, and wonder, Grace O’Connell has crafted a terrifically assured novel about how words can fail us and also how they can save us. I didn’t want it to end.” —Elan Mastai, author of All Our Wrong Todays

“Tense and razor-sharp, Grace O’Connell’s writing crackles. This book will stay with you long after the last page.” —Tanis Rideout, author of Above all Things 

Be Ready for the Lightning is both a gripping page-turner and a heartfelt examination of what it means to be compassionate, even in the most extreme situations. Cinematic and timely, it’s a book you will not be able to put down.” —Zoe Whittall, author of The Best Kind of People

About the Author

GRACE O'CONNELL is the author of the national bestseller Magnified World and 2014 winner of the Canadian Authors Association Emerging Writer Award. She holds an MFA in creative writing, and her work has appeared in various publications including The Walrus, Taddle Creek, The Globe and Mail, National Post and Elle Canada. She has taught creative writing at the University of Toronto and now works as a senior editor at Open Book Toronto and writes a books column for This Magazine. The author lives in Toronto, ON.

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