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]
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]
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]