Emily Dickinson’s Family’s Feuds

Lyndall Gordon reveals a new side of Emily Dickinson, one of America's most significant literary figures.

In Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family’s Feuds, she tells the riveting story of the Dickinson family, and digs deep into the life and work of Emily Dickinson, using letters, diaries, and legal documents, to reveal the secret behind the poet's insistent seclusion. Gordon presents a woman beyond her time who found love, spiritual sustenance, and immortality on her own terms.