Anne of the Island
Publication Date: November 1983
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New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packsher bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads forRedmond College. With old friend Prissy Grantwaiting in the bustling city of Kingsport andfrivolous new pal Philippa Gordon at her side, Anne tucksher memories of rural Avonlea away and discoverslife on her own terms, filled withsurprises...including a marriage proposal from the worst fellowimaginable, the sale of her very first story, and atragedy that teaches her a painful lesson. Buttears turn to laughter when Anne and her friends moveinto an old cottage and an ornery black cat stealsher heart. Little does Anne know that handsomeGilbert Blythe wants to win her heart, too. SuddenlyAnne must decide if she's ready for love...
About the AuthorLucy Maud Montgomery was one of the most famous Canadian writers of the twentieth century. She is best known for her books for young adults, particularly "Anne of Green Gables" and its six sequels.
Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island on November 30, 1874. Raised by her maternal grandparents, she attended Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown and obtained her teaching certificate. She later studied literature at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She eventually married Ewan Macdonald, a Presbyterian minister, whom she had 3 sons with. She published 12 books in her career and countless journals. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942.