Sarah McCoy, New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of The Mapmaker’s Children and The Baker’s Daughter, visits Thurber House with her latest novel, Marilla of Green Gables. This bold, heartfelt tale explores life at Green Gables – before Anne. Described as a “marvelously entertaining and moving historical novel,” Marilla is set in rural Prince Edward Island in the 1800s. Plucky and ambitious, Marilla Cuthbert is 13 when her beloved mother dies in childbirth, and Marilla must bear the responsibilities of a farm wife: cooking, sewing, keeping house, and overseeing day-to-day life of Green Gables. In Avonlea, a small farming town on a remote island, life holds few options for farm girls. Emboldened by her aunt, Marilla dares to venture beyond the safety of Green Gables and discovers new friends and new opportunities.
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