Maudie May be the Perfect Movie

It’s been years since I’ve cried in a movie theater but Maudie got me. Hope Sally Hawkins wins an Oscar for her performance as Nova Scotia artist Maud Lewis. (See her home below.) If you haven’t seen it, go soon–it’s amazing in every way. Especially love the casting, the costumes (Maud’s sweaters!) and the music. The cinematography. Everything. Just lovely.

12 thoughts on “Maudie May be the Perfect Movie”

  1. Can’t wait to see Maudie!!! Thank you for posting and for sharing the photo of her home- unbelievably beautiful!

  2. I just finished “Lilac Girls” and I’m still stunned. Even as I was reading it I couldn’t comprehend how such evil could have existed unchallenged for so long and how men and women could have been so utterly cruel to others and especially children and babies. I went online to look at some of the info. regarding these women and saw pics of people in the camps and their unbelievable condition. I tried to imagine how it must have felt for these women to have loved ones taken away and babies torn from their arms. I still tear up thinking of what a simply horrible time that was for millions of people. You are undeniably gifted ~ one of the best writers I have ever read. I will remember your story for a very long time. Thank you so very much.

    1. Thank you for your lovely note, Bonnie. Yes, it’s amazing how much cruelty exits in the world. So important to remember the people and their stories. Very happy you enjoyed the book. ?

  3. I just finished Lilac Girls. It one of the best books I have read in a very long time. You really captured the story. I could feel the sadness and sorrow that these women must have gone through. As well as Carolines strong will and determination. I can not wait for your next novel. Bravo. You have a home run.

      1. Hello Martha,

        I did not know how to start a topic on the blog, so the best I can do is to reply. Please excuse my ignorance. I am just reading “Lilac Girls”. On p. 175 there is mention of writing condolence notes to the families of those prisoners who died at the camp. I can find no mention of this activity by my limited research on the web. It really seems absurd. There certainly has to be a Nazi rationale for this, but I cannot put my finger on it.

        1. I found that in my research…I know, it sounds improbable but it was widely practiced by the Nazis. They first started the practice when they wrote to German families that had loved ones die in the T-4 euthanasia program and then continued it in some concentration camps. It helped protect the charade that the camps were humane. Ravensbruck was a show camp for the Nazis, a place the Red Cross could tour and see how well the Germans treated their prisoners, all a sham, of course.

  4. I just finished reading your book; it is for the UB Women’s Book Group. Very powerful book—should be a modern classic. I plan on buying fig newtons on my next grocery shopping. Did Zuzanna really marry the Russian chef or is that fiction?

    1. That’s fiction but Caroline did have a young Polish woman live with her and get married…I added the details. And you are too funny, buying Fig Newtons. They really are good though, especially with a glass of milk.

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