Monday, February 27, 2012

Swamps and moths are beautiful things.

Gene Stratton-PorterGene Stratton-Porter was born August 17, 1863-- December 6, 1924.  Was an American author and naturalist.  Her bestselling novel "Girl of the Limberlost" (later made into a TV movie in 1990), is one of those books that will change your life.  

"The Girl of the Limberlost" is what I like to call fun learning.  The author will transport you to the wetlands of Indiana and will have you gazing at moths in a way you never thought you would. 

The sweet love story and the heart wrenching relationship with her mother, keeps you turning pages.  The imagery will transport you to an enchanted place where the swamp makes music and a girl grows up to be a woman. 

This book is hands down one of my favorites, right along with "Jane Eyre" and  any of the Jane Austin Novels (because I love them all). 

If you haven't read Gene Stratton Porter, suggest you remedy that gross mistake right now!

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