Edited by Jen Rubio; with an introduction by Elizabeth Epperly
L.M. Montgomery's relocation in 1926 to Norval, Ontario—a village of striking natural beauty located on the Credit River—furnished her life with a bright new texture. The rst copies of this edition will be available in Norval on 3 June 2017 (see Norval-on-the-Credit.ca).
Although Montgomery remained busy here, working almost incessantly as an author, mother, and minister's wife, she found that Norval had its own special, and often very pleasing, avour. Her connection to the “spirit of place” enabled her to record moments of peace and reection in the “Garden of the Wild Gods,” as she described it—as well as the occasional “bark at the moon.”
Aware that the world was changing and that her own style of writing was not always sufciently “edgy,” Montgomery's commentary on the transformations of the world around her is infused with her characteristic wit and insight (“The mills of the gods grind slowly but they do pulverize,” she notes wryly in a journal entry of May 3, 1929).
As social history of a rapidly changing post-war Canada, this new edition is unparalled. Montgomery’s personal life is also fascinating. This new edition contains over 200 of her own photographs, many never before published. Annotation original to this edition and a new introduction by Jen Rubio.
Montgomery's own photographs have been digitally improved to give a clearer picture of her life in Leaskdale, Ontario.
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