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  • Writer's pictureLinda Borromeo

"Anne of Green Gables" and an Evening in Autumn

Updated: Mar 19, 2021

Autumn on Prince Edward Island

My husband and I started out married life in an apartment near the University of California, Berkeley. When I began working in the library there, I would just happen to walk along Telegraph Avenue on my way home. Lining that street is a bibliophile's dream: a different bookstore with practically every step.

Anne of Green Gables Treasury of Days

I wandered into one of the bookshops and discovered a volume called the The Anne of Green Gables Treasury of Days, edited by Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina Wyss Eriksson.

When I opened it, I knew the book would accompany me home. Inside I found 365 quotes from Anne's author, L. M. Montgomery—one for each day, according to the season:

"The year is a book, isn't it, Marilla? Spring's pages are written in Mayflowers and violets, summer's in roses, autumn's in red maple leaves, and winter in holly and evergreens."