House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery

House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery

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.

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and depression, her "year of mad passion," and her difficult married life remained locked away, buried deep within her unpublished personal journals.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.

Title:House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780763660574
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About Liz Rosenberg

Liz Rosenberg is an American poet, novelist, children's book author, and book reviewer. She is currently a professor of English at Binghamton University.


    House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery Reviews

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book!I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to ...

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolifi...

  • Manybooks

    Now with Liz Rosenberg's House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery, I have had to keep firmly in mind that her biography is in fact and certainly geared towards young adult readers (and in my opini...

  • Alyssa Nelson

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wh...

  • Margaret

    We’ve all heard of Anne of Green Gables and other novels by famed author L. M. Montgomery. I remember watching the series with Megan Follows and loving it, my initial impression was that the author ...

  • Vicky Guthrie

    I’m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I...

  • Romee Darling

    "Thank God I can keep the shadows of my life out of my work,she wrote,I would not wish to darken any other life-I want instead to be a messenger of optimism and sunshine" I want to begin by saying I...

  • Lynne

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing...

  • Michelle Gray

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illne...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC from Netgalley.comThere is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since m...