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The Road to Yesterday (Anne of Green Gables #9)

3.8  ·  Rating details ·  2,747 Ratings  ·  102 Reviews
For Anne and Gilbert Blythe, life in a small village is never dull because of all the entertaining gossip, and what strange and funny tales they hear: about the mischievous twins whose dearest wish comes true when they meet up with a bored and haunted millionaire; or clever Penelope Craig, who considers herself an expert on children -- until she adopts a boy of her own; or ...more
Paperback, 403 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Laurel Leaf (first published 1974)
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Amanda
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
I love most of Montgomery's novels, but I have a harder time with her short stories. There's a bit of sameness to them which grates after a while when reading them in a collection. There's even a kind of unpleasantness, which I don't think is as present in her novels:
-Older single women are sad and laughable creatures, the word "poisonous" is even used about them (this usually comes from the other characters more than the narrative, but the narrative pushback is very mild for the most part, exce
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Kailey (BooksforMKs)
This collection of Montgomery's short stories is not really her best work in my opinion, but still well worth the read. All the stories are connected distantly to Gilbert and Anne Blythe, since characters in each story are vaguely acquainted with the Blythes, and their names are mentioned in passing, or they play bit parts in the story. After a while, this started to annoy me. It just distracted from the main story, by bringing in other characters from a separate story, who had no real business ...more
Enikő
Feb 03, 2011 rated it liked it
I enjoyed most of these short stories. There was only the one written from the point of view of the guests at a wedding that was hard to read. It was rather annoying reading people's thoughts, which were mostly very superficial and judgmental. The other stories were vey nice, if perhaps a bit predictable. ;)
I never thought I'd say this, though, but it did get very annoying how Mrs. Dr. Blythe was refered to as such a wonderful person in every story, but she wasn't a character in any of them. Pl
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Francie
Mar 26, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I liked most of the stories but some were rather weak and sometimes the connection to the Blythes felt forced.

I will have to purchase The Blythes Are Quoted and I hope I will like that unedited and unabridged version better.


An Afternoon with Mr. Jenkins
5 stars
An unselfish father. Very sweet

Retribution
2 stars
A bitter old woman calling a man names on his deathbed. Really creepy...

The Twins Pretend
4 stars
Sweet but it really is a repetitive and kind of odd theme of misunderstandings between
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Nadine Keels
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
What a delightful trip back to Prince Edward Island! One must be familiar with the Blythes'/Ingleside's history in order to fully appreciate these stories; they did indeed provide good moments of poignancy and laughter. To see Rilla of Ingleside's story taking place in the background was quite a touch.
Misti
Aug 12, 2017 rated it liked it
A collection of short stories set in and around Glen St. Mary. (Note: I see the Goodreads record conflates The Road to Yesterday and The Blythes are Quoted -- I read the former.) The Blythes are never the focal point of these stories, but they appear or are mentioned in all of them. The tales run chronologically from about the time of Anne of Ingleside up to the Second World War.

I thought that I had read most of Montgomery's short stories long ago, but I seem to have missed this collection. Tho
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Sherrie
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite of LM Montgomery's short story collections.
Mary Rose
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Una vez más, miss Montgomery me ha conquistado con otro libro vinculado con el mundo de Anne. En esta ocasión he leído una serie de relatos en los que en su mayoría me ha sorprendido bastante. Aunque debo reconocer que, en esta ocasión, hay relatos alegres en los que me he topado con un final feliz o sorprendente y otros eran tristes y me ha dejado la sensación en que dijese "ESO no puede terminar así". No soy partidaria de los finales tristes pero creo que fue bueno ver que no todas las histor ...more
Joanna Bedggood
Several years ago I went through this thing of reading everything ever written by LM Montgomery...but missed this book of short stories, so it was a nice surprise to happen upon this volume of short stories at the library. Reading her always puts me in this funny whimsical mood where I want to can strawberries or visit orphanages or write poems...
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Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908.

The author of the famous Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, was born at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Nov. 30, 1874. She came to live at Leaskdale, north of Uxbridge Ontario, in 1911 after her wedding with Rev. Ewen Macdonald on July 11, 1911
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