Miss Emily
2017 Longlist

Miss Emily

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Miss Emily, reimagines the private life of Emily Dickinson, one of America’s most beloved poets, through her own voice and through the eyes of her family’s Irish maid.

Eighteen-year-old Ada Concannon has just been hired by the respected but eccentric Dickinson family of Amherst, Massachusetts. Despite their difference in age and the upstairs-downstairs divide, Ada strikes up a deep friendship with Miss Emily, the gifted elder daughter living a spinster’s life at home. But Emily’s passion for words begins to dominate her life. She will wear only white and avoids the world outside the Dickinson homestead. When Ada’s safety and reputation are threatened, however, Emily must face down her own demons in order to help her friend, with shocking consequences.

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Nuala
O’Connor

Nuala O’Connor has worked as a bookseller, a librarian, and in a writers’ center. She lives in East Galway, Ireland, with her husband and three children.

Nuala O’Connor has worked as a bookseller, a librarian, and in a writers’ center. She lives in East Galway, Ireland, with her husband and three children.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

Galway Library staff picks – beautifully written and utterly compelling…

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
14/07/2015
Publisher
Penguin Books

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