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Emily of New Moon

Author: Montgomery, L.M. Set In . . .
 North America, Canada, Prince Edward Island
Genre: Young Adult
Time Frame: 2000s
Published: 1925
Description: EMILY OF NEW MOON Emily Starr never knew what it was to be lonely until her beloved father died. Now Emily's an orphan,and her mother's snobbish relatives are taking her to live with them at New Moon Farm.She's sure she won't be happy Emily deals with stiff, stern Aunt Elizabeth and her malicious classmates by holding her head high and using her quick wit.Things begin to change when she makes friends: with Teddy, the drawer;with Perry, who sailed all over the world yet has never been to school; and with Use, a tomboy with a blazing temper. EMILY CLIMBS Emily Starr was born with the desire to write. As an orphan living on New Moon Farm, writing helped her face the difficult, lonely times. But now all her friends are going away to high school in nearby Shrewsbury, and her old-fashioned, tyrannical aunt Elizabeth will only let her go if she promises to stop writng! All the same, this is the first step in Emily's climb to success. Once in town, Emily's activities set the Shrewsbury gossips buzzing. But Emily and her friends are confident -- Ilse's a born actress, Teddy's set to be a great artist, and roguish Perry has the makings of a brilliant lawyer. When Emily has her poems published and writes for the town newspaper, success seems to be on its way -- and with it the first whispers of romance. Then Emily is offered a fabulous opportunity, and she must decide if she wants to change her life forever. EMILY'S QUEST Emily knows she's going to be a great writer. She also knows that she and her childhood sweetheart, Teddy Kent, will conquer the world together. But when Teddy leaves home to pursue his goal to become an artist at the School of Design in Montreal, Emily's world collapses. With Teddy gone, Emily agrees to marry a man she doesn't love ... as she tries to banish all thoughts of Teddy. In her heart, Emily must search for what being a writer really means....
  
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