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Lea Tassie grew up in the Peace River district of northern BC. Due to six months of winter and two months poor sledding, she started reading books as soon as she could hang on to one. She has traveled and worked in many places, which may explain why she can’t stick to one genre as an author. Her books include humor (about cats), romantic suspense, mainstream and lately, speculative fiction. When she discovered the temperate rainforest stretching along 1200 miles of the Pacific Coast, from Oregon to Alaska, she quit traveling and settled in for good.
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)