Wild Talent by Eileen Kernaghan

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Wild Talent tells the strange tale of Jeannie Guthrie, a sixteen-year-old Scottish farm worker, who possesses a frightening talent. Believing that she has unintentionally killed her ne’er-do-well cousin, and fearing that she will be sentenced as a witch, she flees to London. There, she is befriended by the free-spirited and adventurous Alexandra David, and introduced to Madame Helena Blavatsky’s famous salon, where she begins to understand the source of her mysterious powers. We follow Jeannie and Alexandra as they venture from the late Victorian world of spiritualists and theosophists to the fin de siècle Paris of artists, anarchists and esoteric cults; and finally to the perilous country of the Beyond. It is against these eerie late 19th century backdrops that Kernaghan weaves an engrossing tale of myth and magic.
 

About Eileen Kernaghan

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Eileen Kernaghan has published poetry and short fiction in "PRISM International, Room of One's Own" and other literary magazines. Her work has also appeared in a number of anthologies in Canada and the United States. "The Snow Queen"(Thistledown, 2001) won the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Award, the Aurora, for best long-form work in English, and was short listed by the Canadian Library Association for Best Children's Book of the Year. Her earlier Grey Isle Trilogy won a silver medal for original paperback fiction. In addition, she is a co-author of "The Upper Left Hand Corner: A Writer's Guide to The Northwest" (International Self-Counsel Press, 3rd. ed. 1986). She lives in Burnaby, BC where she and her husband Patrick operate Neville Books.
 
Published March 31, 2014 by Thistledown Press. 173 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Eileen Kernaghan wrote in to let us know about one of her favorite bookstores: White Dwarf Books in Vancouver.

Oct 25 2011 | Read Full Review of Wild Talent

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They are an online used books business, and build their "brick and mortar" by wheeling in their treasure-crates of books into the hotel for the duration of the weekend.

Oct 28 2014 | Read Full Review of Wild Talent

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