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The Resource Marilla of Green Gables : a novel, Sarah McCoy

Marilla of Green Gables : a novel, Sarah McCoy

Label
Marilla of Green Gables : a novel
Title
Marilla of Green Gables
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sarah McCoy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables ... before Anne. A marvelously entertaining and moving historical novel, set in rural Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century, that imagines the young life of spinster Marilla Cuthbert, and the choices that will open her life to the possibility of heartbreak, and unimaginable greatness. Plucky and ambitious, Marilla Cuthbert is thirteen years old when her world is turned upside down. Her beloved mother dies in childbirth, and Marilla suddenly must bear the responsibilities of a farm wife: cooking, sewing, keeping house, and overseeing the day-to-day life of Green Gables with her brother, Matthew and father, Hugh. In Avonlea, a small, tight-knit farming town on a remote island, life holds few options for farm girls. Her one connection to the wider world is Aunt Elizabeth "Izzy" Johnson, her mother's sister, who managed to escape from Avonlea to the bustling city of St. Catharines. An opinionated spinster, Aunt Izzy's talent as a seamstress has allowed her to build a thriving business and make her own way in the world. Emboldened by her aunt, Marilla dares to venture beyond the safety of Green Gables and discovers new friends and new opportunities. Joining the Ladies Aid Society, she raises funds for an orphanage run by the Sisters of Charity in nearby Nova Scotia that secretly serves as a way station for runaway slaves from America. Her budding romance with John Blythe, the charming son of a neighbor, offers her a possibility of future happiness, Marilla is in no rush to trade one farm life for another. She soon finds herself caught up in the dangerous work of politics, and abolition, jeopardizing all she cherishes, including her bond with her dearest John Blythe. Now Marilla must face a reckoning between her dreams of making a difference in the wider world and the small-town reality of life at Green Gables
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1980-
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McCoy, Sarah
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1874-1942
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Montgomery, L. M.
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  • Farm life
  • Young women
  • Life change events
  • Antislavery movements
  • Prince Edward Island
Target audience
adult
Label
Marilla of Green Gables : a novel, Sarah McCoy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Inspired by the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251172505
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 300 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062697714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Marilla of Green Gables : a novel, Sarah McCoy
Publication
Copyright
Note
Inspired by the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251172505
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 300 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062697714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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