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Lily's Story

Lily s Story Lily s Story tells the tale of a remarkable pioneer woman born in the backwoods of Lambton County Ontario in Lily s struggle to survive and grow and discover her place in the scheme of things i

  • Title: Lily's Story
  • Author: Don Gutteridge
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Lily s Story tells the tale of a remarkable pioneer woman, born in the backwoods of Lambton County, Ontario in 1840 Lily s struggle to survive and grow and discover her place in the scheme of things is complicated not only by the ordinary travail of frontier living, but by the impact of historical events themselves the railway rivalries of the 1860s and 70s, the accident Lily s Story tells the tale of a remarkable pioneer woman, born in the backwoods of Lambton County, Ontario in 1840 Lily s struggle to survive and grow and discover her place in the scheme of things is complicated not only by the ordinary travail of frontier living, but by the impact of historical events themselves the railway rivalries of the 1860s and 70s, the accidental discovery of oil at Petrolia, the grand tour of the Prince of Wales in 1860, the Underground Railroad ferrying liberated slaves to safety in Canada, the Riel Rebellions, the Great War and the influenza pandemic that followed it During her long life, Lily witnesses the birth of a nation, and the founding and rise of her home village of Point Edward Lily s Story is part history and part fable, replete with historical personages and a bizarre gallery of local characters It is ultimately a story of survival and loss, about aging and the changes it brings, and about the role of memory itself Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 828 pages Published February 5th 2013 by Bev Editions More Details ASIN B00BC5A7SW Edition Language English Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Lilys Story by Don Gutteridge Author Release date Feb 05,

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    About "Don Gutteridge"

    1. Don Gutteridge

      Don Gutteridge was born in Sarnia and raised in the nearby village of Point Edward He taught High School English for seven years, later becoming a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the Western University, where he is now Professor Emeritus He is the author of twenty two novels including the twelve volume Marc Edwards mystery series Don is also an accomplished poet and has published twen Don Gutteridge was born in Sarnia and raised in the nearby village of Point Edward He taught High School English for seven years, later becoming a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the Western University, where he is now Professor Emeritus He is the author of twenty two novels including the twelve volume Marc Edwards mystery series Don is also an accomplished poet and has published twenty three books of poetry, one of which, Coppermine, was a finalist for the 1973 Governor General s Award In 1970 he won the UWO President s medal for the best periodical poem of that year To listen to interviews with the author, go to Don currently lives in London, Ontario

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    1. Reviewed By Tracy A Fischer for Readers FavoriteIn author Don Gutteridge s seventh and final book set in Lambton County, How the World Began A Parable of 1812, the reader is again brought along for a joyous adventuresome ride in a setting that for many has become a familiar and welcome place Follow the story of friends Ti Luc and Cal, as well as Cal s squatter family, during a very tumultuous time in Canadian history There are certainly adventures, intrigue, warring factions, mistrust and a Revi [...]


    2. Lily s Story is a poignant and entertaining novel that captured my attention from the start and kept me captivated until the very end Historical fiction is one of my most loved genres, so when I discovered Lily s Story, I was excited because the description above alludes to a journey starting from the 1840 s I love historical fiction novels that take the reader on a journey and through different events in history, so Lily s Story is a novel that I was very excited to read When I started to re Li [...]


    3. StunningOne problem with some books is that you crave You have a need to know what happened after the last page This story satisfies that craving You take a journey with the main character from birth until near her elderly death Everything in between is nothing less than a spectacular train ride with an added history lesson.


    4. Lily s StoryBy Don GutteridgeBev Editions 2013828 pagesDon Gutteridge is the author of over 30 books of fiction, nonfiction and poetry Lily s Story, written over twenty years ago, was his first self published novel and is now available as an E Book This epic saga covers the life of Lily from 1846 to 1922 Throughout the vicissitudes of her life, Lily remains resilient, inspiring and true to herself While telling her amazing story,Gutteridge provides colourful descriptions of the history of La Lil [...]


    5. A review of Lily s Story from George Clark, a journalism professor Don Gutteridge s Lily s Story is a tour de force, chronicling the life of an orphaned child in Upper Canada, facing the trials and tribulations of rural and small town life in the mid nineteenth to the early twentieth century, and doing it all through the eyes of a woman and the special challenges they faced.Lily is a tough nut, willing to fight her corner when necessary but also willing to use hard work and common sense to ac A [...]


    6. Review of Lily s Story by Tracy A Fischer for Reader s Favorite Reviews.Wow Just wow I m not sure if that s enough statement for a review, but those were my thoughts when I finished Don Gutteridge s book, Lily s Story The beautifully wrought historical epic follows our protagonist, Lily, as she traverses through life, from her childhood with a difficult father to her life as an old woman In between, she experiences a whole lot, from the Underground Railroad that brought American slaves to th Rev [...]


    7. Beginning in Lambton County, Ontario in 1840, Lily s Story follows Lily on the extraordinary journey that is her life Living most of her life as an orphan after the death of her mother and abandonment by her father, Lily makes her way in a difficult world Uneducated and with little support from her remaining family, she finds herself in some interesting situations through marriages, babies, physical labour, and abuse, Lily tries to find her place in the world and to look after those around he Be [...]


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