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Emily's Quest by L.M. Montgomery
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Jul 08, 13

bookshelves: 2010, books-we-own, 2013
Read in June, 2013

What a sad, lonely glimpse into LM Montgomery's life this last book is. Years pass unmarked and indistinguishable for Emily as they did for Montgomery, looked away in the folds of isolation. The last chapter where Emily gets her happy ending is out of step with the tone of the rest of the book and feels like a dream of a women in her late 30s who didn't get the things she dreamt about when she was younger.

I know LM Montgomery wanted to prove something with Emily, that an authoress could be from a small town and still succeed in the literary world as she herself did, but this final book is more about the sense of loneliness that not having like-minded folks around you can bring to a life.
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