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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.
This is a fictional story about the poet, Emily Dickinson, her family, and an Irish immigrant and servant in their home.
I have to admit I don't think I have ever read anything by Emily Dickinson but this book sounded interesting even though it isn't something I would usually read and because of those facts I didn't really expect I would like it so I was pleasantly surprised when I found myself enjoying this book and reading it all in one sitting.
It is a short but it moves along at a nice pace.I think it is perfect to read this on the patio or at the beach. It is a great read that got me wanting to read some of Emily Dickinson's work.
I highly recommend this.
I give this 4 out of 5.
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