The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career
"The Alpine Path" refers to her long climb to success. She began in childhood and never wavered in he...more
It is measured and careful but straight from the author's pen. It was written to be shared and to maintain her i ...more
Anyway, I was really looking forward to this book after a trip to Cavendish over the summer, visiting Green Gables and making the walk over to where L. M. Montgomery's house originally stood. The guides there are awesome and extremely knowledgeable, being relations to the author (great great great nephew or something?) and told her st ...more
My complaint, like a host of other readers, is that the book answered few questions. In 96 pages, Montgomery gives the facts and focuses on her writing and publishing schedule. For example, we read nothing about her courtship or the man she married, but she gives the itinerary of her honeymoon tour. This was a special b ...more
Montgomery reveals that many of events in her books were ...more
The author's charm is inescapable, her love of poetry inspiring. For an autobiography, it skips a lot, with one section entirely journal entries.
I want more, and I want it to be broader and deeper. This whet my appetite enough that I may need to go in search of a biography.
There seemed to be less about her career than one would expect, and the entries of her honeymoon got a little long and seemed out of place.
Still, a good book; Lucy writes just as beautifully about herself as she di ...more
I especially delighted in the fact that Lucy Maud shared hopeful excerpts from her diaries from the times when she was sending off her short stories to magazines in hopes of publication. This book is great fuel for anyone with latent dreams of doing anything seemingly diff ...more
This is a lovely collection of stories of the author's early life, including accounts of the many places and people ...more
I enjoyed reading more about Montgomery. Many biographies have been written about her, but this one is an autobiography Her childhood on Prince Edward Island sounds idyllic. I didn't realize how much her life is reflected in her books, although I did think Emily of New Moon was the most autobiographical. I'm looking forwarding to rereading The Story Girl since she stated that was her favorite.
The author of the famous Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, was born at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Nov. 30, 1874. She came to live at Leaskdale, north of Uxbridge Ontario, in 1911 after her wedding with Rev. Ewen Macdonald on July 11, 1911 ...more