By Liz Rosenberg
An affecting biography of the writer of Anne of eco-friendly Gables is the 1st for younger readers to incorporate revelations approximately her final days and to surround the complexity of a super and occasionally bothered life.
Once upon a time, there has been a lady named Maud who cherished tales. whilst she used to be fourteen years outdated, Maud wrote in her magazine, “I love books. i'm hoping whilst I develop as much as have the capacity to have plenty of them.” not just did Maud develop as much as personal plenty of books, she wrote twenty-four of them herself as L. M. Montgomery, the world-renowned writer of Anne of eco-friendly Gables. for a few years, now not very much used to be identified approximately Maud’s own existence. Her youth was once spent with strict, undemonstrative grandparents, and her reflections on writing, her lifelong struggles with anxiousness and melancholy, her “year of mad passion,” and her tough married existence remained locked away, buried deep inside her unpublished own journals. via this revealing and deeply relocating biography, kindred spirits of every age who, like Maud, by no means gave up “the substance of items was hoping for” should be captivated anew through the phrases of this notable woman.