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Canadian Fiction Studies are an answer to every librarian's, student's, and teacher's wishes. Each book, about
80 pages in length, contains clear, readable information on a major Canadian novel. These studies are
carefully designed readings of the novels; they are not substitutes for reading them. Each book is
attractively produced and follows the same format, so students will know exactly what to expect:
a chronology of the author's life, the importance of the book, critical reception, reading of the text, selected
list of works cited.
"[Studies of Montgomery’s work such as] Kindling Spirit: L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green
Gables, address key issues: links between Anne's and Montgomery's social and cultural
milieus; how decisions by and for her fictional characters are affected by a sense of
community expectations; and the paradoxes, ironies, and subversive tactics Montgomery
employs in mapping the construction of selfhood in her life-writing and fiction."
Barbara Carman Garner, “Roads to Yesterday: New Readings of L. M. Montgomery,” Children's
Literature Association Quarterly 24, 1, 1999