Thursday, September 17, 2015

Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter and Me

Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter and Me
What My Favorite Book Taught Me about Grace, Belonging & the Orphan in Us All
Lorilee Crake
The author wrote a beautiful memoir paralleling Anne of Green Gables with the author Lucy Montgomery, herself, and her daughter. She draws lessons from the book and links them with her own stories of adoption, being an orphan, and adopting her own daughter years later. It all began when her daughter asked her what an orphan was. The simple question was the beginning of a mental journey of healing through literacy.

I'm not a huge fan of memoirs, but I loved Anne of Green Gables. So with a little trepidation I began reading. I'm so glad I took the chance.  The writing style is whimsical and graceful. The author is refreshingly honest about herself and the journey she took towards belonging.  The story was entertaining, but also had some points to ponder. I felt richer for having read her story.

I received this book free of charge from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.

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