L. M. Montgomery was born in 1874 on Prince Edward Island in Canada, the setting of 19 of her 20 novels. Included among these books are her beloved Anne of Green Gables series and a number of other novels and short story collections. She died in Toronto in 1942.
"Anne...epitomises everything I hope to be: someone who takes joy in the world around her, and, with her fantasies (though up in her red head) shares that joy around her." --The Guardian
"Exquisite in both story and sentence, the Anne books built me as a reader, which is to say: they built me." --Los Angeles Review of Books