“Exquisite in both story and sentence, the Anne books built me as a reader, which is to say: they built me.”Sarah Mesle on "Anne of Green Gables"
"Keep a cool surface. Calm. Detached. As inside a part of you has been shattered."
"'You aren't getting in,' said Pat. Peter, his sibling, said, 'Un-Americans not allowed.'"
"'You are surrounded by signs,' she said. 'Ignore none of them.'"
"I am a writer obsessed with layering my narrative, so there’s plenty to find for the reader even after the raw events of the story are well-known."
John Ernest is the author of Chaotic Justice: Rethinking African American Literary History.