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Lea Tassie was raised in northern British Columbia where her passion for books began as soon as she could read. She has worked at a variety of jobs, traveled in Europe and North America, and earned a B.A. in Classical Studies. Lea has published eight novels and a collection of short pieces. She relaxes by playing bridge and walking the seashore on Vancouver Island. She is currently working on the third book in the Green Blood series, the fourth book in the Adriana Island series and a collection of short stories. In the unlikely event that she has time for anything else, she is thinking about writing another contemporary novel.
on Feb. 27, 2013 :
Here's a “what if” scenario we can hope won't happen. In 2050, Canada, and the rest of the world pretty well have things under control. Population problems are solved with a two-child-per-family limit. There is ample employment and technology has reached an amazing peak. Then loggers arrive to clear out one of the last old-stand forests only to find their equipment blasted and personnel knocked unconscious by trees which have suddenly become electrically charged. Then, while scientists are trying to solve this situation, new tree growth occurs everywhere!
One family had looked to the future many years earlier. On a small farm Cara, Larry and “Granny” who was a Cree Indian elder had built a self-sufficient house into the side of a hill, built a granary as well as other storage areas for their garden produce. Their family, Sunny, Richard, their children Jimmy and Laken, together with a niece living with them moved to the farm called Wescara. There they prepared for the inevitable when technology would no longer be any help and their own wits and wisdom would have to save them.
I found myself so engrossed in this story I felt I was a part of it. It makes one think of how we are damaging our planet and how, some day, somehow, it could fight back!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)