Cinda Gault


"[H]istory is retold in thrilling fashion and shapes the course of the final chapters of this fast-paced, beautifully written yarn.”

-The Chronicle Journal 

"[W]e're handing the mic over to a writer whose work features a strong female character that does not fit the traditional mold."

-All Lit Up 

"Gault managed to smoothly weave these two very different historical episodes into the story of Abigail Peacock from Wabigoon, Ontario."

-Consumed by Ink 

"Abigail's brash, dryly humorous voice makes her an engaging heroine….[h]er descriptions of the mostly unpopulated landscape are starkly beautiful."

-Historical Novel Society 

"In her researches into the famed characters of the American West and Louis Riel’s North West Rebellion, Gault was looking for a geographical nexus in which to intertwine the lives of her protagonist Abigail Peacock with an escaped member of Jesse James’ gang and famed Métis leader Gabriel Dumont."

-The  Dryden Observer 

"[Gault reimagines] the Western in the tradition of Canadian writers like Patrick deWitt (The Sisters Brothers) and Guy Vanderhaeghe (The Englishman's Boy) who update a touchstone genre and make it their own."

-The Winnipeg Review 

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"The main character, Abigail, was strong, opinionated, witty and intelligent. The historic setting was interesting and the writing was superb."

-Julie's Reading Corner 

"[T]his Godforsaken Place blends its narrative with historical fact, a feature made possible by Dr. Gault’s extensive research."

​-University of Guelph-Humber 

"Exploring the Canadian outback in This Godforsaken Place." 

-The Ontarion