We are making a switch to a new calendar & room booking system!
As we make this switch we will be turning off online room requests for a short period of time. This will allow our staff the change to insure all our data migrates successfully. If you need to place a room request, and your room is unavailable, please call your hometown library and ask to place your request over the phone. We greatly appreciate your patience as we make this transition.
Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor
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. 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. Read a sample.