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Nuala O'Connor
Nuala O'Connor (AKA Nuala Ní Chonchúir) was born in Dublin, she lives in East Galway. She has published four short story collections, the most recent Mother America appeared from New Island in 2012. Nuala's critically acclaimed second novel The Closet of Savage Mementos appeared in 2014, also... show more

Nuala O'Connor (AKA Nuala Ní Chonchúir) was born in Dublin, she lives in East Galway. She has published four short story collections, the most recent Mother America appeared from New Island in 2012. Nuala's critically acclaimed second novel The Closet of Savage Mementos appeared in 2014, also from New Island; it was shortlisted for the Kerry Irish Novel of the Year Award 2015. Under the name Nuala O'Connor, Penguin USA, Penguin Canada and Sandstone (UK) will publish Nuala's third novel, Miss Emily, about the poet Emily Dickinson and her Irish maid, in summer 2015. www.nualanichonchuir.com
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Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it 8 years ago
Thanks to Net Galley for providing me a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for a review. I spent a year at Mount Holyoke College and visited Amherst often. And one of the first places I went to was for a visit to the house and museum of Emily Dickinson (and I was living at Dickinson House ...
Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story
The chapters in this lovely story alternate between the voice of Emily Dickinson and her fictional Irish maid, Ada Concannon. Their voices feel authentic for the most part, and their relationship brings out their best characteristics. Also, the historical details of Emily Dickinson's Amherst, her ...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it 9 years ago
Charmed by Miss Emily by Nuala O'Connor. A novel of poet Emily Dickinson and her Irish maid, Ada Concannon. Nothing surprising, especially for poor Ada, but the strength of the novel is O'Connor's evocation of the famed poet. Passionate and quirky without verging into twee or Manic Pixie Dreamgirl t...
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