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!

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