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Kindred spirits: The lives of Lucy Maud Montgomery and Anne Shirley

April 25, 2018

When Lucy Maud Montgomery created Anne Shirley, she contributed a memorable character to the rich literature of orphans: Jane Eyre, Tom Sawyer, and Huck Finn, along with Dickens’s Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Pip of Great Expectations. Each of these children is tested again and again by cruel adults and brutal circumstances, yet each manages […]

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An interview with Catherine Reid of The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables

March 14, 2018

“Who wouldn’t want to see the island again, accompanied this time by Montgomery’s vivid imagination, her fierce intellect, and her ability to capture a world she knew so intimately?” —Catherine Reid

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A sneak peek at The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables

February 27, 2018

Discover how L.M. Montgomery’s deep connection to the landscape inspired her to write Anne of Green Gables.

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Avonlea with an A

January 30, 2018

During the course of her life, Lucy Maud Montgomery published twenty novels, more than five hundred short stories, hundreds of poems, and numerous essays. But it was her first and remarkable novel, Anne of Green Gables (1908), that garnered her a worldwide audience. The enthusiastic response to the book spurred an immediate request for more stories about […]

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An interview with Marta McDowell of The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder

January 2, 2018

“Whether child or adult, I think she can lead us all back to nature, to a Wilder garden.” —Marta McDowell

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3 gift ideas for the reflective gardener

December 11, 2017

Some gardeners aren’t content to hibernate like bulbs in winter, they must continue to grow, even in the snowy season. These gardeners are easy to spot: their kitchen table becomes littered with seed catalogs almost as soon as the turkey is gone and their holiday wish-list contains things like knee pads and hose extensions. They […]

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Will the real Laura Ingalls Wilder please stand up?

August 31, 2017

North and east of Pepin, the mix of trees changed to the boreal forest that sweeps far into Canada. Here the conifers—pine, tamarack, and spruce—go to the front of the class, along with birch, beech and maple. So when the Ingallses drove north to Grandpa Ingalls’s farm for maple sugaring in late winter, their journey followed […]

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A sneak peek at The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder

July 10, 2017

This year is the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday! Her beloved Little House series tells a classic coming-of-age story in the pioneer spirit of the time and deeply rooted in the natural world. The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books, by New York Times bestselling author Marta McDowell, explores […]

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