Monday, June 11, 2018

What is Liz Rosenberg reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Liz Rosenberg, author of House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery.

One title from her entry:
This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett. I am a thorough fan of Ann Patchett's books; she's written one beauty after another and especially Bel Canto. This is a non-fiction memoir of sorts, and I'm finding it lovely, funny, inspirational, useful. Great material on becoming-and-being a writer. I keep this one...[read on]
About House of Dreams, from the publisher:
Once upon a time, there was a girl named Maud who adored stories. When she was fourteen years old, Maud wrote in her journal, “I love books. I hope when I grow up to be able to have lots of them.” Not only did Maud grow up to own lots of books, she wrote twenty-four of them herself as L. M. Montgomery, the world-renowned author of Anne of Green Gables. For many years, not a great deal was known about Maud’s personal life. Her childhood was spent with strict, undemonstrative grandparents, and her reflections on writing, her lifelong struggles with anxiety and depression, her “year of mad passion,” and her difficult married life remained locked away, buried deep within her unpublished personal journals. Through this revealing and deeply moving biography, kindred spirits of all ages who, like Maud, never gave up “the substance of things hoped for” will be captivated anew by the words of this remarkable woman.

An affecting biography of the author of Anne of Green Gables is the first for young readers to include revelations about her last days and to encompass the complexity of a brilliant and sometimes troubled life.
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