Mary Frances Coady lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she teaches writing.
Lucy Maud and Me
It is 1942, and 12-year-old Laura Campbell arrives in Toronto, a city bustling with the war effort and news from abroad. While looking for something to do in the grandfatherâ€™s quite neighbourhood, she meets the reclusive woman living across the street. Laura is stunned to realize she is in the presence of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the very same writer who penned her favourite novels.
"... period details are well drawn."
"Coady has employed Montgomery's own journals and writings to re-create the life of a remarkable woman for a new generation of young fans. This is a novel to be read ... for its revelation of a much-loved author in whom so many readers have found a 'kindred spirit.' Recommended."