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Listed: Prince Edward Island

Next stop on our cross-country Listed Tour? Prince Edward Island.

Okay. Serious hard time finding ten fictional books that take place in PEI that aren’t all by L.M. Montgomery. In fact, was, sadly, only able to find eight. Alas, alas! I know there’s got to be more of them out there, but have you ever tried searching for “novels that take place in PEI” or anything similar? All you find is stuff on AoGG. Perhaps my mad searching skillz aren’t quite as mad as I had thought.

Anyway! Here are eight novels/short story collections/etc that take place in PEI.

  1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. Originally Published 1908. LT.
  2. The Green Gables Detectives by Eric Wilson. Originally Published 1987. LT.
  3. The Catch: A novel by Louisa McCormack. Originally Published 2009. LT.
  4. Lorelei by Lori Derby Bingley. Originally Published 2005. LT.
  5. Far Horizons by Katharine Swartz. Originally Published 2007.
  6. Sing a New Song by Ann Purdy. Originally Published 2006.
  7. Acadian Legends, Folktales & Songs from Prince Edward Island by Georges Arsenault. Originally Published 2002. LT.
  8. Ghost Stories and Legends of Prince Edward Island by Julie V. Watson. Originally Published 1996. LT.

So, I know I’m missing some (other than the five million others by LMM) – what are they?

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Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 8:54 am August 2, 2010.
Category: Listed

  • Lisa

    A Body Surrounded by Water: An Inspector Charlie Salter Mystery – Eric Wright
    The North Shore of Home – Frank J. Ledwell
    The Hundred Thousand Dollar Farm – Diana Walker
    Keep Out! – Helene Boudreau

    The first 3 are out of print here. :(

  • http://books.moonsoar.com Court

    Lisa – I knew I could count on you for finishing my list!! :)

  • Lisa

    Court – hahaha! It’s my Island obsession. ;) I’m sure there are more but I can’t seem to find them.

  • http://www.read-all-over.net/ Teresa (Chrissy)

    There’s also “Anxious Hearts” by Tucker Shaw (Abrams Books; May 2010), which I reviewed on my website. It tells two storylines, one which took place in old Acadia (the other in Maine). :D

  • http://books.moonsoar.com Court

    Chrissy – did that one specifically take place in PEI? I can’t figure that out online, and the Acadians were in Quebec and the Maritimes.

  • http://www.read-all-over.net/ Teresa (Chrissy)

    Ah okay :)

    I don’t recall it ever saying anything more than Acadia. It’s based on Longfellow’s poem ‘Evangeline’ so I’d have to go look there and see if he even mentions a more specific location.