Marilla of Green Gables
by Sarah McCoy
- Women's Fiction, Best of 2018, For Her
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Green Gables...before Anne
Plucky Marilla Cuthbert is 13 years old when her mother dies in childbirth. Marilla suddenly bears the responsibilities of a farm wife: cooking, sewing, and keeping house for her brother and father.
Avonlea holds few options for farm girls. Her one connection to the wider world is Aunt Izzy, an opinionated spinster whose talent as a seamstress has led to a thriving business.
Emboldened by her aunt, Marilla discovers new friends and opportunities beyond Green Gables. She raises funds for a Nova Scotia orphanage that is a way station for runaway slaves from America. The dangerous work of politics and abolition jeopardizes all she cherishes, including her romance with John Blythe. Will she choose her dreams or the reality of Green Gables?
“[McCoy’s] story of wrenching family sacrifice and the enduring pleasures of home, is as much a love letter to the world of Green Gables as it is a breath of fresh air.”—Paula McLain
“Rich in historical detail, this charming novel vividly explores love, loss, friendship, and the coming-to-self of a girl on the cusp of womanhood.”—Sue Monk Kidd
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||October 23, 2018|