Valancy Stirling is twenty nine, unmarried, and has had a cowed, fearful, dreary existence. Would an unexpected doctor's diagnosis change her life irrevocably? [more inside]
Anne of Windy Poplars tells the story of the three years between Anne Shirley's graduation from Redmond College in Anne of the Island and Anne and Gilbert's marriage in Anne's House of Dreams. It was written in 1936, almost 20 years after House of Dreams was published. [more inside]
What order should we read the books going forward? I have a strong preference for publication order but I’m open to hearing other opinions. Also, is there interest in discussing related works like LMM’s journals, her non-Anne works, or a biography?
Anne’s adventures slip from Bildungsroman to Penny Dreadful in this installment of her story, which cover the first two years of Anne and Gilbert’s married life in the small town of Four Winds Harbor. Tragic Heroine! Mistaken Identity! Amnesia! Lost Loves! Second Sight! TW: infant death [more inside]
New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. With old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of Kingsport and frivolous new pal Philippa Gordon at her side, Anne tucks her memories of rural Avonlea away and discovers life on her own terms, filled with surprises...including a marriage proposal from the worst fellow imaginable, the sale of her very first story, and a tragedy that teaches her a painful lesson. [more inside]
In which Our Heroine has matured into a “tall, slim girl, “half-past sixteen,” with serious gray eyes and hair which her friends called auburn”; LLM introduces 2 more characters, Davy and Paul Irving, in order to keep the supply of disasters and whimsy steady; the Avonlea Village Improvement Society achieves variable success; a romantic subplot is resolved; a number of spinsters are met. [more inside]
The cherished favorite featuring everyone's favorite red-headed orphan, Anne With an E. Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression.