On Wings of Words

h1 March 3rd, 2020 by jules

“Her poems soothed her sadness. Gave her strength. Set her free. With the power of her words — and the freedom of her imagination — she tasted spices in foreign lands, and hid inside a flower. She leaned against the sun, dwelt in the house of possibilities,
and rode a carriage to the ends of time.”


I’ve a review over at BookPage of Jennifer Berne’s On Wings of Words: The Extraordinary Life of Emily Dickinson (Chronicle, February 2020), illustrated by Becca Stadtlander.

That review is here, and pictured below is a bit more art from the book.



“Most of all, Emily loved her books. …”
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“Then something wonderful and amazing happened. …”
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ON WINGS OF WORDS: THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF EMILY DICKINSON. Text copyright © 2020 by Jennifer Berne. Illustrations copyright © 2020 by Becca Stadtlander and reproduced by permission of the publisher, Chronicle Books, San Francisco.

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