New book chapter on Montgomery’s feminist theological vision

Monika B. Hilder’s paper “Imagining the Ultimate Kindred Spirit: The Feminist Theological Vision of L.M. Montgomery” will appear in Feminist Theology with a Canadian Accent: Canadian Perspectives on Contextual Feminist Theology, edited by Mary Ann Beavis, with Elaine Guillemin and Barbara Pell and forthcoming from Novalis Press in Fall 2007.

NCL Reissue of Anne of Green Gables

McClelland and Stewart will reissue its New Canadian Library edition of Anne of Green Gables early in 2008. This edition, first published in 1992, includes an afterword by Margaret Atwood. Here are the covers for both the current edition and the new one. Their NCL edition of Emily of New Moon (with an afterword by Alice Munro, first published in 1989) will likewise be reissued, in late 2007, but the new cover is not yet available.

Rainbow Valley Tourism Site Reopens!

From CBC News:

The site of the Rainbow Valley amusement park, now a new entrance to P.E.I. National Park, reopens Friday at 10 a.m.

The property is now called Cavendish Grove and will include walking and cycling trails as well as access to Cavendish Beach.

Barb MacDonald of Parks Canada told CBC News that while the amusement park rides are gone from the land, the feeling in the park is still the same.

“The highlight of the property is still there,” said MacDonald.

“The trees are beautiful and very prominent. It will be a wonderful place for people to relax and maybe have a picnic and just enjoy the natural beauty.”

The 16-hectare amusement park was sold to Parks Canada two years ago.

Last summer, some tourism operators in the area complained it was taking Parks Canada too long to reopen the site.

Eventually, Parks Canada intends to make Cavendish Grove the main entrance to this section of the national park, meaning a longer walk to Cavendish Beach.

Thanks to Beth C. for bringing this news to our attention.

The Story Continues—Again

Sullivan Entertainment has issued a press release announcing that Kevin Sullivan will write, produce, and direct Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning, a prequel to their 1985 miniseries. They are launching a search for a new actor to play Anne. The project should be released sometime in 2008. To find out more, visit http://www.sullivanmovies.com/.

It’s not clear whether the movie or miniseries will coincide with the *other* Anne prequel, written by Budge Wilson and scheduled for publication next March by Penguin Canada.