Lily's Story

Lily's Story

Don Gutteridge / Jul 20, 2019

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
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  • 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, 2013 Enter for a chance to win one of 100 copies of Lily s Story, a beautifully wrought historical epic about a pioneer woman Enter Giveaway Format

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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 anxiety, but than that, there are threats to the very way people have lived their lives for ages As everyone struggles for their very survival, as well as that of their way of life, communities realize that they just might have to band together if they are likely to have any chance at all of success.I so enjoyed the last installment of Don Gutteridge s wonderful series The author clearly has the mind of a historian, but the way he presents his work is so interesting that the reader won t even realize they are learning about times their characters live in, as the novel is written in such an engaging fashion Like so many of Gutteridge s other works, I had a hard time setting this book aside once I started it, and I read it through from start to finish in one day I recommend How the World Began A Parable of 1812 to any reader who loves a great work of historical fiction, or just a great read in general I will certainly look for offerings from author Don Gutteridge in the future If they are anything like the Lambton County series, they will definitely be worth the read flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 08, 2018 Aimee Ann rated it it was amazing review of another edition 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 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 read Lily s Story I was instantly impressed by the amount of depth and historical context laced throughout the book, and that is one of the many remarkable attributes of Lily s Story If you are a reader who loves historical fiction as well as character studies then Lily s Story will be the dream novel for you, however, if you need convincing then continue to read to learn about this gem of a book Lily s Story follows the protagonist of the novel, Lily and the reader will be taken on the journey of her life which starts in the Lambton County of Ontario in the year 1840 The reader will follow Lily on her journey and through the many real life pivotal events that happened during this time, such as the railway rivalries, the discovery of oil and the Great War as well as the influenza pandemic The reader will follow Lily throughout all of this as she grows as a character and the result is a poignant and moving journey that will be hard to forget The story is a moving one which is mostly a character study of Lily I love character studies in literature, and sadly they are hard to come across these days so to follow Lily on her journey was stunning and the historical context which was laced throughout her journey made Lily s Story one of the best historical fiction novels I have ever read The story of Lily s Story is a breathtaking one that will entertain and captivate readers from beginning to end What I loved so much about the story was the author s exceptional ability to take the reader back in time effortlessly without a struggle For a historical fiction novel to be successful, the reader has to be taken back in time and find it to be believable In Lily s Story, the exceptional author Don Gutteridge accomplished this because he managed to flawlessly transport me to the time period and immerse me in the story which in turn kept me turning the pages with haste from beginning to end Overall Lily s Story is a moving, captivating and memorable novel that has captured my heart and ran off with it and that is why I have to award this stellar book five stars Please do have a read of the preview below book lovers because this book is truly sensational and wonderfully written and should not be missed flag Like see review Apr 18, 2018 Kelly rated it it was amazing 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 flag Like see review Apr 25, 2013 Gene Burdenuk rated it really liked it review of another edition 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 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 Lambton County, Ontario and Canada during this time Using poetic language Gutteridge captures the incredible scope of Canadian history from our aboriginal peoples, through to our role in the underground railroad, the coming of the railroad, the discovery of oil, confederation, economic crises the first world war and its aftermath Much like Forest Gump, Lily is surrounded by historical events that shaped us a country.Lily s story is filled with mystery, tragedy, pathos mixed with comic relief Her life is a complicated series of events which brings her into contact with some of the most memorable characters in literature It is here that Gutteridge shines His character portrayal is creative and realistic Characters such as the blind Indian, the portly mid wife, the conniving reeve and the sanctimonious Church of England reverend are just a few of the characters that Gutteridge portrays He is able to get inside his character and convey through physical description, speech and actions very interesting and believable characters.Gutteridge s detailed descriptions of every day scenes also warrant commendation He clearly demonstrates the sense of place and time in an evocative manner Among the many depicted scenes we have a detailed description of the Prince of Wales visit to Lambton county we have John A Macdonald vomiting during his visit during a political campaign we have the celebrations of the opening of Grand Trunk railway we also have the tragic ripping apart of the village of Point Edward He allows us to live these experiences as if we were there.This is not an easy read, comprising over 828 pages First published as two distinct novels but combined into one as an E book, this book demands a lot of a very patient reader At times the segues and diversions seem to be distractions and take away from the plot Lily s story in places seems over written and in need of careful editing Nevertheless, there is a lot to enjoy about this book Gutteridge captures a very gritty and tenacious female, who overcomes challenges, setbacks and loss within the history of Lambton County from 1846 to 1922.Gene flag Like see review Jun 04, 2013 Bev rated it it was amazing review of another edition 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 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 achieve her ends There s nothing the matter with taking in laundry and scrubbing floors if it pays the bills and puts food on the table and clothes on their backs Lily faces down blizzards and disease, near poverty and even fire She bears children in her home overseen by an inebriated but well meaning mid wife And she can still see the humour in the small minded actions of the so called Christian clergy in their attempted dealings with her.Along the way Lily has both husbands and children, and lovers in high office Her problem is that she outlives so many of them.Known variously as a washer woman, a fallen woman, a witch and a saint, Lily chooses the life literally on the wrong side of the tracks in the railway town of Point Edward She becomes a monument to the town s past, just as much as the War Memorial erected the site of her former cottage.Don Gutteridge knows his history and politics which add texture to this saga of life and times in early southwestern Ontario Lily s Story is an entertaining saga which provokes both laughter and tears It portrays the role of women in those days as much,much than just those who stand and wait And I m sure that for many, some of our own history and stories are embraced by Lily s Review from John Ogletree, professor emeritus, The University of Western Ontario I finished reading the 666 page historical novel by Don Gutteridge and was eager to start again The character descriptions were superb He has a full command of the language of the day, so that you can hear the characters speaking The author s use of language makes the story flow in a believable form The interweaving of history and fiction is skillful He is a master of his craft The novel is very well researched with over sixty references in the bibliography This is one of the few books where I have recorded so many nuggets from the conversations and observations of the characters This epic work helped this reader to make sense out of life flag Like see review Jun 26, 2015 Don Gutteridge rated it it was amazing Review from the author review of another edition 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 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 the safety of Canada, to the Riel Rebellion, to the Great War and the flu epidemic that threatened the lives of all it touched Add to that all the human elements of Lily s Story, births, marriages and deaths, connections and losses, friends and foes, and you have one very powerful and complete story Lily s Story is not a book you can read all in one sitting Weighing in at 828 pages, Don Gutteridge s novel is a masterly work that deserves time and attention to devour That being said, once you start Lily s Story, you won t be satisfied till you reach the end Gutteridge s ability to draw characters that are so realistic, so likable, is second to none His descriptions of Lily s home in Ontario are so beautifully rendered that it is almost as if the landscape, the environment, becomes another character Lily s Story would appeal to any lover of fiction, but especially historical fiction of epic proportions It is my great pleasure to highly recommend Lily s Story.A review by Joan Barfoot, author of Luck, Family Matters, Dancing in the Dark, Duet For Three and other novelsIn his masterwork of historical fiction, Don Gutteridge captures in fine, fully sensory detail the conflicts and changes of early Canada, and the prejudices, hatreds, disputes and loyalties involved in its development all depicted through the singular experiences of a woman named Lily through the decades of her long life There is blood and disgrace, passion and kindness, love and heartbreak and courage in Lily s Story, every moment vividly, intimately rendered flag Like see review Aug 16, 2014 Merry Booth rated it really liked it review of another edition 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 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 her Lily s world is not an easy one at the time, women are possessions of their father and then their husband unless wealthy, there is little opportunity for schooling and the future is bleak When speaking to a politician who proclaims the importance of everyone getting out to vote and have their voice heard, Lily simply replies I don t get no vote I m a woman With the upcoming provincial and municipal elections, this should be a reminder of how important it is to exercise the right to vote Racism also abounds escaping U.S slaves are smuggled into the country often to find a cold welcome, and Native Canadians are denigrated and those who attempt to enter white society change their names and conceal their heritage There is also love and camaraderie among the poor they fight and reconcile, they help each other and present a united front to the upper echelons of society Surrounding these everyday situations, the country is in upheaval the Riel Rebellion, the First World War, the 1918 influenza epidemic cities are growing and Canada s identity is emerging Not a short story by any means, Lily s Story takes you in and the pages will turn quickly as a beautiful and brutal picture appears of Canada s early years, touching the heart Although Lily herself rarely speaks, her voice is clear in every word Merry Hakin, from Scene Magazine flag Like see review Mar 23, 2016 Alexandra Smith rated it really liked it review of another edition Plenty of novels have been written about frontier days and frontier gals, but Lily s Story is different it doesn t just tell her story, it immerses readers in the sights, sounds and sentiments of her times There s a big difference between a novel that describes events and one that plunges the reader into its setting and world Gutteridge holds the ability to bring this strange frontier world to life as readers absorb Lily s interests, fascination with the unknown, and reactions to how her Plenty of novels have been written about frontier days and frontier gals, but Lily s Story is different it doesn t just tell her story, it immerses readers in the sights, sounds and sentiments of her times There s a big difference between a novel that describes events and one that plunges the reader into its setting and world Gutteridge holds the ability to bring this strange frontier world to life as readers absorb Lily s interests, fascination with the unknown, and reactions to how her parents settled the land These feelings are precisely captured in succinct, hard hitting descriptions, filled with insights about the moments and seconds of Lily s experiences of her world Gutteridge s ability to keep Lily s character vivid and her experiences as fast paced as the romance and cultural and technological changes that drive her world, makes for exquisite reading A solid historical novel will impart this sense along with the facts that depict bygone times Lily s long life and many experiences take her from frontier times to the birth of a new village, and a new world That she carries readers along for a heady ride through politics, sleigh rides, train rides and the advent of World War I makes for a compelling read, hard to put down and especially recommended for readers who want than a show and tell , but a vivid saga that brings a woman s many years and transitions to life against the backdrop of astounding changes by Dana Donovan, Senior ebook editor, Midwest Book Reviews flag Like see review View 1 comment Oct 12, 2013 Tom Gutteridge rated it it was amazing review of another edition In Lily s story, Don Gutteridge proves yet again his mastery of historical fiction, and his unique ability to conjure up characters who are both engaging, and believable Following the long life of an original Upper Canada pioneer woman, Lily s Story plays out on the wonderfully rich background of early colonial Ontario that is both painstakingly researched, and immediately accessible to the reader One can almost smell the pine and moss of Lily s childhood homestead Gutteridge also adds a char In Lily s story, Don Gutteridge proves yet again his mastery of historical fiction, and his unique ability to conjure up characters who are both engaging, and believable Following the long life of an original Upper Canada pioneer woman, Lily s Story plays out on the wonderfully rich background of early colonial Ontario that is both painstakingly researched, and immediately accessible to the reader One can almost smell the pine and moss of Lily s childhood homestead Gutteridge also adds a characteristic touch of humor when presenting his well represented historical figures, John A Macdonald vomiting on the hustings while on the campaign trail had me in hysterics Lily s story is a long read, and at times meanders far from the beaten track of the narrative, but it is well worth the perseverance The richness of the portrait it presents to the reader is undeniable, and I would recommend it to any reader with an interest in the colonial history of our province Don Gutteridge is truly a master of his craft flag Like see review May 16, 2013 Heather Gutteridge rated it it was amazing review of another edition Really enjoyed reading Lily s Story I know Point Edward as it is now so it was interesting reading how it was back then Loved the characters in this story.They were all very real Heard about the pet crow from my father in law so it was great to read about it in the book.I really liked the way the story ended So glad that Lily had her own family with after all that she had endured Nice way to bring it around full circle flag Like see review Apr 06, 2013 Don Gutteridge rated it it was amazing Review from the author review of another edition Lily s Story captivates Gutteridge s history is expansive a brilliant chronicle of early North America the quiet agonies of pioneer life, the corrupt violence of railway building, the catastrophe of world war Gutteridge s Lily bears witness to this violent sweep of event as her world contracts, finding solace in the poetry of memory This is literature at its bestJohn Gutteridge flag Like see review View all 6 comments Jun 03, 2013 John Gutteridge rated it it was amazing review of another edition Lily s Story captivates Gutteridge s history is expansive a brilliant chronicle of early North America the quiet agonies of pioneer life, the corrupt violence of railway building, the catastrophe of world war Gutteridge s Lily bears witness to this violent sweep of events as her world contracts, finding solace in the poetry of memory This is literature at its best flag Like see review May 31, 2016 Fred Fanning rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves review The book was too long and confusing flag Like see review May 09, 2013 Maureen Dennison rated it it was amazing review of another edition Fabulous, sorry it had to end flag Like see review Melissa Cheresnick rated it really liked it 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        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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