What most people know about Emily Dickinson’s life is this: she was a poet, reclusive, wore white, and came from a well to do family. But, one fact that may surprise you is that she loved to bake. She would make cakes and have them delivered to people in town, and lower gingerbread in a basket to the waiting children below her window. It’s this premise that helped novelist Nuala O’Connor write Miss Emily.
O’Connor will be at Odyssey Bookstore in South Hadley MA next Wednesday at 7PM.
If you have a hankering to bake for your friends, try Emily Dickinson's Gingerbread or Coconut Cake.