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This is what Publishers Weekly wrote today in its Book Deals section:
O’Connor Channels Dickinson for Penguin
Penguin’s Tara Singh Carlson took U.S. rights, at auction, to Nuala O’Connor’s debut novel, Miss Emily. Grainne Fox at Fletcher & Company brokered the deal, and said the novel is reminiscent of The Girl with the Pearl Earring. The work is told through the dueling perspectives of Emily Dickinson and her Irish maid, Ada Concannon, as their lives intertwine. Adrienne Kerr at Penguin Canada preempted Canadian rights to the book.
Yes, I am reverting to my birth name for this book. Much easier for my North American friends to pronounce and spell, after all.