Tuesday, January 05, 2010

L.M. Montgomery and The Blythes are Quoted

My Quill & Quire review of Jane Urquhart's Extraordinary Canadians: LM Montgomery and Montgomery's The Blythes are Quoted (edited by Benjamin Lefebvre) is now posted online. I enjoyed both of these books immensely, and found The Blythes are Quoted fascinating to consider as a example of Montgomery's work in progress, though perhaps not a typical one as this book has something of a peculiar genesis. And the Urquhart biography is wonderful-- as enlightening as Mary Rubio's but in an accessible package for a more casual read. There is so much about Montgomery her readers don't know, and how much richer is her writing once they do.

Anyway, my review is here.