In case you weren’t aware, today is a national holiday: It’s the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day! Don’t be fooled by the facades of social media, we are living in an age of community. The big and little main streets of America are being reinvigorated by their citizens’ commitment to supporting one another and thriving despite all obstacles against our diverse democracy. No place is this more apparent than with booksellers. I travel from coast to coast doing book events, and it never fails that at the heart of each city is an independent bookstore.
“[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…”
Marilla of Green Gables makes BookBub’s list, which they call “the biggest historical novels 2018 has to offer…”