Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: Lucy Maud Montgomery (November 2021)

By Mary Henley Rubio

November 15, 2021

The writings of Lucy Maud Montgomery are so familiar and captivating that it’s easy to feel we know her.  But the complex woman behind the sparkling story of Anne of Green Gables experienced the dark side of life, as well as the intense joy of creativity.  This beautifully written biography of one of Canada’s most celebrated writers looks far beyond Montgomery’s own published journals and draws on a wealth of previously undiscovered material.

Rubio’s comprehensive and penetrating account of Montgomery’s life, all set in rich social context and illustrated with previously unseen photographs, takes its place as the definitive biography of a literary icon.

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