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Around the Hearth: Tales of Home and Family

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Around the Hearth: Tales of Home and Family is a posthumous collection of short stories by L.M. Montgomery that was edited by Joanne Lebold (formerly Joanne Wood), from a selection that Rea Wilmshurst had completed before her death in 1996. It consists of seventeen stories that were originally published in periodicals between 1895 and 1935. The book is scheduled to be published as a trade paperback by Nimbus Publishing in May 2022.

From the Publisher

A heartwarming collection of rare short stories by famed Anne of Green Gables author.

Although best known for creating the spirited Anne Shirley, L.M. Montgomery had a thriving writing career that included hundreds of short stories and poems. Around the Hearth is a continuation of the Montgomery short story collections edited by Rea Wilmshurst in the late 1980s and the early 1990s, including stories such as “A Baking of Gingersnaps” (1895)—the first story Montgomery published. As with Anne, who found a warm and welcoming home and family at Green Gables, these stories focus on homes and families, and the happiness and love people receive from them.

Over many years of careful research and meticulous compiling of resources, Joanne Lebold has curated a collection of short fiction that showcases all the warmth and charisma Montgomery’s fans have come to cherish, and offers a rare glimpse into some of the beloved author’s lesser-known works. Includes seventeen short stories originally published between 1895 and 1935.