Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings

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Doubleday Canada, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 684 pages
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Mary Henley 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. Extensive interviews with people who knew Montgomery – her son, maids, friends, relatives, all now deceased – are only part of the material gathered in a journey to understand Montgomery that took Rubio to Poland and the highlands of Scotland.

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.

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Review: Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings

User Review  - Serenity Bohon - Goodreads

Heartbreaking, absolutely beautiful and well-researched biography about a woman whose writing I have said changed my life. I was thrilled to read that is exactly what many of her fans would say. For ... Read full review

Review: Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings

User Review  - Erika RS - Goodreads

LM Montgomery, called Maud by those she was close to, was, of course, the author of Anne of Green Gables, Emily of New Moon and many other books. During her life and for many decades after, she was ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Mary Henley Rubio is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph. She co-edited The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery (five volumes, 1985-2004), co-authored Writing a Life: L.M. Montgomery, and edited Harvesting Thistles: The Textual Garden of L.M. Montgomery. Her most recent book is the Norton Critical Edition of Anne of Green Gables.

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