A FASCINATING GLIMPSE INTO THE LIFE OF L.M. MONTGOMERY: Lucy Maud Montgomery is Canada’s cherished novelist, whose Anne of Green Gables books are still sold all over the world and bring countless fans to her hometown on the small island of Prince Edward Island each year. Her books are beloved by millions but lesser known is her own life.
HUGE APPEAL FOR FANS: This will be a true cross-over novel, for fans of LM Montgomery of all ages, and will bring new readers to the classic books. Also, there will be renewed interest in LM Montgomery with the release of the upcoming Anne of Green Gables Netflix series.
STRONG FEMINIST MESSAGE: Set during a time when colleges were just starting to accept women students, and female authors were publishing with male pseudonyms, the story focuses on Maud’s struggles for independence versus her desire to love and be loved.
TALENTED DEBUT AUTHOR: Melanie Fishbane is well-known in Montgomery scholarly circles and regularly presents papers to the LM Montgomery society and is a graduate of the writing program at the prestigious Vermont College of Fine Arts.
REAL-LIFE FIGURE BROUGHT TO LIFE: In the longstanding tradition, especially on the adult side, of fictionalizing writers’ lives (The Paris Wife, for instance), Maud is a fascinating glimpse into a fascinating writer.