A Captivating Chronicle: If I Die Before I Wake (The Flu Epidemic Diary of Fiona Macgregor)

Friday, October 10, 2008.

If I Die Before I Wake (The Flu Epidemic Diary of Fiona Macgregor, 1918)Author: Jean Little
Published: 2007 Scholastic (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0439988373


Beautifully bound in a soft unevenly edged journal and told with humour, innocence, intimacy and affection, the daily entries of a fictional twelve year old disclose the spellbinding details of life during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918-19.

Our daughter Lucy (9) also contributes to the discussion of the book, which she tells us is part of her current favourite series.

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Comment by Carol Brendler

October 10, 2008 @ 8:56 am

Sarah Ellis wrote A Prairie as Wide as the Sea, which you mention, and if only I’d known about Lucy’s new favourite series, I could have let you know that Sarah herself was in Lucy’s home town only just last week to talk about her newest Dear Canada book, Days of Toil and Tears!

Comment by Just One More Book!!

October 10, 2008 @ 9:03 am

Darn! That’s the second close call we’ve had with Sarah Ellis — Mark was moments away from interviewing Sarah following her keynote at ALA last year.

Lucy has already begged us to pick up Days of Toil and Tears so watch for her review here this autumn…

Thanks for listening, Carol. I’m sure our paths will cross sometime, seeing as we’re at the Green Door every Friday for dinner!

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