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- Description<b>An Amazon Canada Best Book of the Year, the American debut of an award-winning Irish writer that brings to life Emily Dickinson and will enthrall fans of <i>Longbourn </i>and <i>Mrs. Poe </i>and the film<b><i>A Quiet Passion, </i>starring Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson.</b></b> Nuala O Conr s enchanting American debut vel, <i>Miss Emily</i>, 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 Concann 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.
- Author Biography<b>NUALA O CONNOR </b>has worked as a bookseller, a librarian, and in a writers center. She lives in East Galway, Ireland, with her husband and three children.
- Author(s)Nuala O'Connor
- PublisherPenguin Books
- Date of Publication14/07/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPenguin Books
- Weight181 g
- Width127 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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