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Dec 20: Classics Revisited

Classics Revisited

Where:  Henry Ford Centennial Library – Second Floor Ford Collection Room
When:  Wednesday, December 20, 7:00 – 8:00 pm


Anne of Green Gables
by Montgomery, L.M. 

Summary

Read the timeless classic about the beloved Anne Shirley, a red-haired orphan with a fiery spirit, before watching the NETFLIX series–and don’t miss the forward by Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale , celebrating the 100th anniversary of this children’s favorite!

Eleven-year-old Anne Shirley has never known a real home. Since her parents’ deaths, she’s bounced around to foster homes and orphanages. When she is sent by mistake to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she wants to stay forever. But Anne is not the sturdy boy Matthew and Marilla were expecting.

She’s a mischievous, talkative redheaded girl with a fierce temper, who tumbles into one scrape after another. Anne is not like anybody else, the Cuthberts agree; she is special, a girl with an enormous imagination. All she’s ever wanted is to belong somewhere. And the longer she stays at Green Gables, the harder it is for anyone to imagine life without her.

” [Anne is] the dearest and most lovable child in fiction since the immortal Alice. “-Mark Twain

Author Notes

One of the best-loved children’s/young adult authors, Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on November 30, 1874 in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the daughter of Hugh John and Clara Woolner. After attending Prince of Wales College and Dalhouse College in Halifax, she became a certified teacher, eventually teaching in Bideford, Prince Edward Island. She also served as an assistant at the post office and as a writer for the local newspaper, The Halifax Daily Echo.

Best known for her Anne of Avonlea and Anne of Green Gables books, Montgomery received many high honors. She was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1923 and a Canadian stamp commemorates Montgomery and Anne of Green Gables. In addition, various museums dedicated to the book series and Montgomery’s life dot Prince Edward Island.

The books in the Anne series follow the growth and adventures of a red-haired, spritely, high-spirited and imaginative orphan named Anne who lives on Prince Edward Island. The success of these books rested in Montgomery’s ability to vividly recollect childhood and her easy storytelling ability. They are tremendously popular to this day and have been translated into more than 35 languages and adapted as movies and PBS television productions.

On July 5, 1911, L.M. Montgomery married Ewan Macdonald, a Presbyterian minister, and the marriage produced three children. She died on April 24, 1942.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Other Selections Include:

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Federalist Papers (selections) by Alexander Hamilton et al. 

October 25 (fourth Wednesday)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

November 15
Cicero: Selected Works 

April 18
Ordinary People by Judith Guest

December 20
Anne of Green Gables: Book 1 by Lucy M. Montgomery

January 17
In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason

February 21
Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen

March 21
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (Big Read!)

April 18
Ordinary People by Judith Guest

May 16
Ulysses by James Joyce


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