Miss Emily: A Novel by Nuala O'Connor is the story of the Emily Dickinson's maid, eighteen-year-old Ada Concannon. Just a story mind you, but a lovely work of fiction by O'Connor about how two very different women can become friends. The story is set in Dickinson's Amherst Massachusetts household in the 1860's. Emily is quite a bit older than Ada, living her spinster existence shut up in her family's home while Ada has quite the spirit to go out and live. But once Ada finds herself in some trouble, Emily must let go of the comforts of home and go out on a limb for her new friend. The novel is an old school read that adults young and old are sure to enjoy.