George and Sylvia Givens, a frustrated teacher and a game-for-anything wife and mother, opened Boonshire Books in 1976 in an old gas station on Boonsboro road. After clearing away the fumes and cobwebs and covering up the oil stains with remnant carpeting, they began a legacy that has since gone through many incarnations.
19th century Avonlea--a small, tight-knit farming town on remote Prince Edward Island--life holds few options for farm girls. Plucky and ambitious, Marilla is 13 when she must suddenly bear new responsibilities: cooking, sewing, keeping house, and overseeing the
day-to-day life of Green Gables with her brother and father.
Her one connection to the wider world is an aunt who lives in the bustling city of St. Catharines.
Emboldened by her aunt, Marilla dares to venture beyond the safety of Green Gables, eventually forced with a reckoning between her dreams of making a difference in the wider world and the small-town reality of life at Green Gables.
“A beautiful return to Avonlea. Makes for a wonderfully cozy evening this season. . . Pairs perfectly with a cup of tea and a warm fireplace.” ---S.E.
“Fans of the Anne of Green Gables series will rejoice at this warm and heartfelt addition to their world. McCoy's love for the characters is palpable, and with an insightful eye she illuminates the original Avonlea, while also offering glimpses into the turbulent history of
the time."--Madeline Miller, Circe
"Prepare to meet Marilla, a captivating heroine who will transport you back to the treasured world of Anne of Green Gables. 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
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