Controversy north of the border! For the 100th Anniversary of the publication of Canadian classic, Anne of Green Gables, Penguin commissioned a prequel to L.M. Montgomery's much-adored novel, and some people are pissed. The book might desecrate the memory of poor, red-headed Anne! Montgomery's heirs did give authorization for a Before Green Gables, and while author Budge Wilson tells Reuters that she's "still vaguely troubled by the idea that L.M. Montgomery would perhaps not want this done...A lot of people have told me they've done a lot of crying [over the book] and I am delighted." Wait, is crying a good thing, or a bad thing? [Reuters]


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