Thursday, April 16, 2015

Book Beginning: The Heart has Many Doors: A Novel of Emily Dickinson by Susan Snively



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Her auburn hair floated about her shoulders in the early autumn light. Otis Phillips Lord stopped at the edge of the garden, to watch Emily unobserved.

-- The Heart has Many Doors: A Novel of Emily Dickinson by Susan Snively, Chapter 1, "You cannot put a Fire out."

Author and Dickinson historian Susan Snively brings Emily Dickinson to life in this new novel, based largely on the poet's own letters and centered on her mid-life romance with her neighbor and father's best friend, Judge Otis Phillips Lord.

You can find The Heart has Many Doors at amazon, of course, or ask your local bookstore to order it!

10 comments :

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Looks tempting! Thanks for sharing...

Elizabeth B said...

I think I will try it. The last Dickinson inspired novel I read was Amherst, about her brother and his long term affair, often using her home in which to meet. I didn't really like it, so maybe something else will brighten my thoughts.

fredamans said...

Beautiful opening.

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

I love the Beginning. I could picture it.

Anne Bennett said...

I'm sure that I would love this book. I enjoy reading books about real people especially when the story is based on facts. Is the book well-written?

Page said...

Sounds interesting. Mysterious and beautiful.

Katherine P said...

Oh this sounds fascinating! I'll definitely have to add this to my TBR.

JC Jones said...

Sounds like a good book since the author has done so much research.

Elizabeth said...

Love the imagery!!

ENJOY...thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Amy said...

Your opening is a bit creepy! It sounds like he's spying on her :-/ Granted, it could be a lover seeing her unobserved and admiring her beauty, but it could also be some stranger spying :-| eep!

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