Claire has been through so much that she’s pared her life down to one goal–to get out of high school (finally)–until the night she wanders into Emily Dickinson’s house and finds everything suddenly changing.
Claire, new to Amherst and desperate to get out of high school, vows she’ll try to be invisible. She retreats deep into the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson to understand her mother’s death and her best friend’s disappearance. Her retreat doesn’t last long, though, because through a series of events, she finds herself running in a new direction, toward solving the mystery of what happened to her best friend and answering a troubling question: Can you ever really hold onto someone you love?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
If you sleep across the street from Emily Dickinson’s grave do you end up writing a book about her dress? Kathryn Burak did. She lived in Amherst, near the poet’s resting place, and even though she moved away has always sort of felt she never really left. She teaches writing at Boston University and lives with her newspaper editor husband and two children and any pets who are willing to hang out with her.
She is the author of stories, poems, and Writing in the Works (Cengage).
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J. Anderson Coats
Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Eve Marie Mont
Caroline Starr Rose
Jennifer Shaw Wolf