Book Review: Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter, and Me

AoGGTitle: Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter and Me: What my favorite book taught me about grace, belonging, and the orphan in us all

Author: Lorilee Craker

Star Rating (out of 5): ****

For: Fans of the Anne books; anyone interested in adoption

I quite enjoyed this “literary memoir.” The author (who was adopted as a baby) weaves her story and the story of adopting her own daughter together with relevant parts of the Anne books. As the subtitle says, it ruminates on grace, belonging, and identity, and the prose is quite enjoyable–sometimes beautiful and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny. A great read for anyone who loves the Anne books, adoption, or both.

Note: Definitely better if you’ve read the Anne of Green Gables books or at least watched the movie. A lot of the book would probably be lost if the reader wasn’t familiar with Anne’s story.

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