Today in History (November 30)

I just loved the Anne books

Coastal Book Gal

On November 30, 1874, Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Canada. As L.M. Montgomery, she published 20 novels, more than 500 short stories, an autobiography, and a book of poetry during her lifetime. Like generations of readers before me, I first discovered Montgomery through her classic Anne of Green Gables series. (Montgomery’s descriptions of Prince Edward Island began my lifelong obsession with the Maritime provinces, which has added to my enjoyment of such things as the Memorial Cup championship and myfavoriteband.)

While I enjoy the Anne books, my heart belongs to the Emily of New Moon trilogy, which Montgomery published between 1923 and 1927. After the death of her beloved father, Emily Starr is sent to live with relatives on a Prince Edward Island farm. The complex family dynamics and eccentric townsfolk are not portrayed through rose-colored glasses, and the honest, occasionally snarky…

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