If Lucy Maud Montgomery were alive today, she would be 134 years old. Her most famous book, Anne of Green Gables, was first published a century ago in 1908. Montgomery wrote a number of books about Anne’s adventures, as well as many other novels and collections of short stories. Now she is the subject of a book herself, Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings
by Mary Henley Rubio. Rubio has spent over two decades researching Montgomery’s life, and has put together a comprehensive and penetrating picture of this Canadian literary icon, all set in rich social context.
From Montgomery’s apparently idyllic childhood in Prince Edward Island to her passion-filled adolescence and young adulthood, to her legal fights as world-famous author, to her shattering experiences with motherhood and as wife to a deeply troubled man, this fascinating, intimate narrative of her life will engage and delight.