From the Back Cover:
Lucy Maud Montgomery has been beloved by generations of readers for her Anne of Green Gables stories. In the celebrated Emily trilogy, of which EMILY OF NEW MOON is the first volume, Montgomery draws a more realistic portrait of a young girl’s life on Prince Edward Island. The twin threads of bright and dark, love and cruelty, hope and despair intertwine in a pattern as significant as it is enduring.
Along with Emily Climbs and Emily’s Quest, EMILY OF NEW MOON insightfully portrays the beauty and anguish of growing up.