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The autobiographical content will fascinate every devoted reader of the Anne books. But the Montgomery journals are especially interesting because they provide a unique social history and the privilege of viewing closely the life of a remarkable woman. Comprising perhaps the most vivid and detailed memoir in Canadian letters, the journals will join Anne of Green Gables in ensuring Montgomery's lasting place in Canadian literature.

Reviewers say:

"The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery...have given me enormous pleasure."

Carol Shields, The Boston Globe

""These are journals so enlightening, so full of wisdom, humor, philosophy and tragedy that they are worth a winter's reading and reflection."

Ottawa Citizen

"Montgomery's journals provide not only poignant and entertaining reading, but a fine source of social, medical and literary history as well."

Atlantic Books Today

"We owe Professors Rubio and Waterston a very large debt of gratitude for their patient work on these volumes; they are a record of life-writing unique in our literature and outstanding in any company.

Clara Thomas, Literary Review of Canada

Learn more about the Mary Henley Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston L.M. Montgomery Archival Endowment at the University of Guelph.



New Releases

Elizabeth Waterston: Blitzkrieg and Jitterbugs


The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The PEI Years, 1899-1900


Fiction by Elizabeth Waterston

Plaid Around the Mountain

At the Corner of Hope

Passion Spent


Elizabeth Waterston's non-fiction

Elizabeth Waterston: Magic Island Elizabeth Waterston: Rapt in Plaid Elizabeth Waterston: Kindling Spirit Elizabeth Waterston: Children's Literature in Canada Elizabeth Waterston: The Travellers: Canada to 1900
Elizabeth Waterston: Anne of Green Gables: The Norton Critical Edition Elizabeth Waterston: Writing a Life The Journals of L M Montgomery: Volume 1 The Journals of L M Montgomery: Volume 2 The Journals of L M Montgomery: Volume 3 The Journals of L M Montgomery: Volume 4 The Journals of L M Montgomery: Volume 5