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Review:  'Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter, and Me' by Lorilee Craker
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Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter, and Me by Lorilee Craker

In Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter, and Me, part memoir, part tribute to the classic novel that changed her life, Lorilee Craker weaves together the stories of three adopted girls. Adopted as an infant, Craker found a kindred spirit in the enduring character of Anne Shirley, the plucky, carrot-headed orphan made famous in Anne of Green Gables. Now raising her own adopted daughter, Craker finds herself struggling to answer questions of home, family and belonging, and discovers encouragement once again in the pages she’d cherished as a child.

Craker’s enthusiasm for Anne’s world is contagious, and she deftly intertwines insights found in the novel with her own experiences. The result is a poignant and hilarious romp from the beaches of Prince Edward Island to a homestead in Manitoba, all the way to the ginseng fields of South Korea. Readers’ hearts will be warmed as Craker speaks straight to the soul of anyone who has ever yearned for a place where they belong.