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Marilla of Green Gables is a prequel novel to Anne of Green Gables by the American novelist Sarah McCoy.


"To my mother, Dr. Eleane Norat McCoy
for being beside me on the journey, start to finish, apple seed to fruit"


Plucky and ambitious, Marilla Cuthbert is thirteen years old when her world is turned upside down, leaving her to bear the responsibilities of a farm wife: cooking, sewing, keeping house, and overseeing the day-to-day life with her brother, Matthew, and father, Hugh.

In Avonlea, life holds few options for farm girls. Marilla's one connection to the wider world is Aunt Elizabeth "Izzy" Johnson, her mother's sister, who fled Avonlea for the bustling city of St. Catharines. An opinionated spinster, Aunt Izzy is a talented seamstress, which has allowed her to build a thriving business and make her own way in the world.

Emboldened by her aunt, Marilla dares to venture beyond the safety of Green Gables. With her friend Rachel, she joins the local Ladies' Aid Society in helping an orphanage run by the Sisters of Charity in nearby Nova Scotia–a home for abandoned children 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–but Marilla is in no rush to trade one farm life for another. Instead she is caught up in the dangerous world of politics and abolition–jeopardizing all she cherishes. 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. (from the 2018 HarperCollins original edition)



Part One: Marilla of Green Gables

1. A Guest Is Coming
2. Aunt Izzy Is a Surprise
3. A Family Recipe
4. Learning Aunt Izzy's History
5. Introducing Rachel White
6. Introducing John Blythe
7. Aunt Izzy Gives a Lesson
8. Marilla Entertains a Caller
9. Marilla and Rachel Go to Nova Scotia
10. The Hopetown Orphanage
11. The May Picnic
12. The Amethyst Brooch
13. Tragedy at the Gables
14. Green Gables Is Named

Part Two: Marilla of Avonlea

15. Rebellion
16. Two to Study
17. John Blythe Suggests a Walk
18. An Exam, a Letter, and Mayflower Regrets
19. Avonlea Makes a Proclamation
20. First Vote of the Ladies' Aid Society
21. Raspberry Cordial Secrets
22. An Auction of Unforeseen Consequences
23. A Return to Hopetown
24. Safe Havens and Letters
25. Apologetic Unforgiveness

Part Three: Marilla's House of Dreams

26. A Child Is Born
27. A Congratulation, an Offer, and a Wish
28. A Christmas Party
29. A Telegram
30. Aunt Izzy and the Three Magi
31. A Green Gables Christmas
32. Introducing Mrs. John Blythe
33. Fugitive Slave Hunt
34. A Friend Closer Than a Brother
35. Morning Revelation

Author's Note



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