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As a descendent of Higginson, I am biased- but this is a wonderful rendering of this long distance platonic love story.Published 7 months ago by couchalot
Great story if you're at all interested in either Emily Dickenson or 19th century history. In depth look at the period around Civil War and the many factors influencing her work. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Marianne Holden
A fascinating description of the relationships between Dickinson and Higginson. It illuminates both the complexity of her poetry and the depth of her relationship to a man with... Read morePublished 14 months ago by FinnsNana
I liked this book very much. It brings to life Emily Dickinson and William Wentworth Higginson. Both were brilliant and very far ahead of their time. Read morePublished 15 months ago by R Colton
One of the most intriguing love stories I have read in years. The writing is as magical as the relationship must have been between Dickinson and Higginson.Published 17 months ago by keijoh
As previous reviewers have noted, this superb biography of a friendship not only sheds new light on the genius of Emily Dickinson, but does even more for the unjustly neglected &... Read morePublished 20 months ago by William Timothy Lukeman
Two souls whose lives are "laid away in books" but whose influences are quickened and, in Higginson's case, resurrected, here in Wineapple's exquisite dual-biography, have... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Carole
Very difficult to get into. Not worth wasting my time. All the girls in my book club said the same.Published on February 20, 2014 by Mema