18 February 2008

Before Green Gables

I found this in the Washington Post--Elizabeth Ward's review of Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson (great name!) I was not even aware that an Anne prequel was in the works. Like Ms. Ward, I am not a fan of literary prequels, sequels, companion novels--whatever you want to call it when someone new writes a book basically cashing in on someone else's. Homage and tribute is one thing--writing about every woman who was loosely related to Laura Ingalls Wilder is another beast altogether. Still, it's a favorable review. It will find an audience. Some readers may not even realize the books are written by different authors. Is that a good thing?

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