MISS EMILY by Nuala O’Connor #TuesdayBookBlog #HistFic

Miss EmilyMiss Emily by Nuala O’Connor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Nuala O’Connor’s enchanting American debut novel, 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.” Goodreads

Miss Emily is about the poet Emily Dickinson, who lived in the 1800’s in Amherst Massachusetts. A spinster and a recluse, Emily lived with her parents and younger sister. This book is a snapshot of her life and is woven around the events which lead Irish house-maid Ada Concannon to the family doorstep.

Ada becomes a friend to Emily and when Patrick Crohan stalks Ada and then mistreats her, Emily puts others before herself and champions the needy.

This book is filled with rich writing and has a poetic flow to the narrative which was a delight to read.

Find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

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7 thoughts on “MISS EMILY by Nuala O’Connor #TuesdayBookBlog #HistFic

  1. We’ve already discussed this via email 😉
    I have read this too and agree 100% with Rosie about the truly delightful prose, but I found the story itself a little slow.

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