NPR WSNC 90.5 FM’s Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes… none other than show host, New York Times bestselling author, Sarah McCoy! She’s home from a month of book touring for Marilla of Green Gables and giving us the recap.
“An Unsung Heroine’s Voice: Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
This year marks the one hundred and tenth anniversary since Anne of Green Gables was first published.
While previous films and adaptations have focused on continuing Anne’s life or on the village of Avonlea, Marilla of Green Gables instead explores the background of Green Gables and the story of the first girl who grew up there: Marilla Cuthbert…”
“Anne of Green Gables’ Marilla Cuthbert’s back story written by kindred spirit,” praises The Toronto Star:
“[B]estselling American author Sarah McCoy, whose new book, Marilla of Green Gables, builds the story of a young woman living in 1830s PEI who sacrifices love for family and commitment. It’s delightfully ‘tragical,’ as Anne Shirley loved to say…”
The Midwest Book Review highly endorses Marilla of Green Gables:
“Marilla of Green Gables is a wonderfully entertaining and charming novel that will prove to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to community library collections…”
Marilla of Green Gables receives rave review from lauded Historical Novel Society:
“… luscious enough to melt in the mouth. Moreover, McCoy’s Marilla is more in tune with modern sentiments about race, class, and social equality than the Anne books now are. This loving homage and poignant reinvention should be welcomed into the canon by long-time fans and powerful enough to draw new readers into the timeless and cherished stories of Anne and Avonlea.”
Marilla of Green Gables is a BookBub “Fall Books to Read If you Love Outlander” pick:
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Marilla of Green Gables tops the New York Post‘s list of Best Books of the Week, including Dan Lyons, Glory Edim, Lou Berney, Scott Poole, and Sarah Perry. 🗽
Marilla of Green Gables is a Woman’s World Magazine’s Book Club Pick:
🌟“Heartfelt charm and family drama make this a poignant page-turner.” 🌟
Alongside this season’s standouts John Grisham, Jasmine Guillory, and Julie Mulhern. On stands today!
“[A]n offhand comment in Anne of Green Gables from Marilla to Anne Shirley… started the kernel of an idea in McCoy’s mind that led her to follow her imagination and create this winning prequel…”