Lucy Maud Montgomery

Canada's Literary Treasure

by Stan Sauerwein

This is the story of a life that doesn't go according to plan. Despite this, Lucy Maud Montgomery has created a world that still resonates deeply with readers.

Born into a dark, unhappy childhood and battling severe mental and physical health issues all through her adulthood, Lucy Maud Montgomery had a challenging private life. But she gave the world Anne Shirley — the freckle-faced, fiercely independent redhead as representative of Canada as the maple leaf. Anne of Green Gables is considered one of the greatest works in Canadian literature. Available in thirty-two editions, it continues to be immortalized on television, film and stage.

Determined to succeed against all odds, Lucy Maud Montgomery published twenty-three books over a thirty-year period — her writing still resonates with readers today. Updated with the latest research — encompassing the last few years of Lucy's life and death — and beautifully illustrated with photographs, this biography recounts the story of Anne's creator and her contrasting public and private lives.

About the Author

STAN SAUERWEIN is a freelance writer and has published articles in a variety of Canadian and U.S. magazines and newspapers. He is the author of twelve other books, as well as collections of poetry. Stan lives in Lethbridge, Alberta.

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