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Running through Time by Lillian Fraser Douville is set in the loving environment of a group of people devoted to each other. It is written as a memoir starting when the author is 2 years old in March 1940. Book I, “The Adventures of Lulabelle” is the story of a very endearing and mischievous little girl which spans to encompass seven generations of family history as told to Lillian, nicknamed Lulabelle, by her elders. But all is not bright and whimsical in this child’s life. Her beloved baby brother, Donnie, is born with a chronic illness, later diagnosed as cystic fibrosis. Book II, “A Move to the Country” continues the story of Lulabelle, now in her teens and referred to by her proper name Lillian. Donnie’s poor health and the addition of three more children spur her parents to leave their home in pollution-plagued industrial Massachusetts and buy a farm in rural New Hampshire. Book III, “Chicken Stories” are told during Lillian’s thirties while living in Connecticut as a wife and mother of three girls, working as a pre-kindergarten teacher. “Chicken Stories” is the compelling, witty, heart-warming but ultimately heartbreaking tale of the family’s adopted chickens, Bormiff and Gondor, and their sweet, black bear of a dog, Damian. Running through Time concludes with three more stories by Lillian Fraser Douville and one, “Farm Stories” which serves as an epilogue by her daughter, Rebecca Douville Albright. Lillian’s final stories include “Ice Storms 1998 and 1928, “The Golden Arm” and “Paul Saves Faith.” Running through Time is the multi-generational story of a New England family told through short stories, poetry, paintings and family photographs. Lillian Fraser Douville is an artist and retired school teacher living in Downeast Maine with her husband Donald. The front cover was painted by Lillian Fraser Douville.