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Start with a Seedling

Start with a Seedling is a unique intergenerational program that brings together community volunteer [ ... ]

Global Biotech Week

Celebrate Global Biotech Week at the Founders & Mentors Mash Up on September 24 from 10 am–3:3 [ ... ]

Sarah Mccoy

Marilla of Green Gables—Sarah McCoyMarilla of Green Gables, by Sarah McCoy, is published by William Morrow, a US imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. HarperCollins Canada is selling and distributing the book, to be released in October, in Canada.

Marilla illuminates the early life a well known fictional woman in 20th century literature. When we first meet Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables, written in by Lucy Maud Montgomery and published in 1908, she’s a spinster, running a farm in rural Prince Edward Island with her unmarried brother, Matthew. Now we have a back story.

Plucky, ambitious Marilla Cuthbert is thirteen years old when her world is turned upside down. Her mother dies in childbirth, leaving Marilla to take care of her father Hugh and her brother Matthew. At an all too early age, she must bear the responsibilities of a farm wife: cooking, sewing, keeping house, and overseeing the day-to-day life of Green Gables.

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. She soon finds herself caught up in the dangerous work of politics, and abolition—jeopardizing all she cherishes, including her bond with 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.

Sarah McCoy is New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the novels The Mapmaker’s Children; The Baker’s Daughter and The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico. She lives with her husband and dog in North Carolina.

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Some Upcoming Events

Comic Book Art

Exhibit features work by Island comic book creators Until October 5
Eptek Centre There is a thrivin [ ... ]

Tétreault & Scarfone

Classical cello and piano September 23
Harbourfront Theatre Stéphane Tétreault, cello, and Marie- [ ... ]

Pink Floyd tribute at Harbourfront

November 2
Harbourfront Theatre PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd will come to Harbourfront Theatre in Sum [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]