A close-up of about 30 books collected in the Homestead library

No Frigate Like A Book Club 2023

A close-up of about 30 books collected in the Homestead libraryVIRTUAL PROGRAM

This is a paid program with limited seating. See details below!

Registration for this series is now closed.

Save your seat in the Emily Dickinson Museum’s brand new No Frigate Like A Book Club! In this monthly Zoom-based series, you’ll join fellow enthusiastic readers in discussion of novels inspired by the life of Emily Dickinson. Each month we’ll facilitate exciting conversations using discussion frameworks, followed by a meet and greet with the author! The Club is capped at 30 participants, and break-out rooms will be utilized for a portion of each session to hold smaller group conversations.

Participant expectations:

  • Be prepared to read one book per month in advance of sessions in October, November, and December. Club members should plan to attend all sessions. 
  • Be an active member of the Club, lending your voice to the friendly discussions. 
  • Have access to a computer, tablet, or mobile device that allows for use of audio and video in our web-based conference call. The Book Club experience will be best when all participants keep their videos on. 
  • Computer-generated closed captioning will be available during all sessions.
  • All formats of the books in the series are fine to use, including library loans, used editions, e-readers, etc. 

The 2023 season:

Wednesday, October 18, 12-1PM ET: Optional meet and greet session with fellow Club members
Wednesday, October 25, 4-6PM ET: Emily’s House by Amy Belding Brown
Wednesday, November 29, 4-6PM ET: Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Amanda Flower
Wednesday, December 20, 4-6PM ET: I Heard A Fly Buzz (NEW, forthcoming in November!) by Amanda Flower

About the authors:

Amy Belding Brown is the author of historical novels, including the USA Today bestselling Flight of the SparrowEmily’s House and Mr. Emerson’s Wife. A New England history enthusiast, Amy was infused at an early age with the region’s outlook and values. She graduated from Bates College and received her MFA from Vermont College. She now lives in Vermont with her husband, a retired UCC minister and spiritual director. Distantly related to Emily Dickinson, Amy enjoys reading, cooking, painting, and nature photography when she’s not writing.

Amanda Flower is the USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning mystery author of over forty novels, including the nationally bestselling Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series, Magical Bookshop Mysteries, and, written under the name Isabella Alan, the Amish Quilt Shop Mysteries. Flower is a former librarian, and she and her husband, a recording engineer, own a habitat farm and recording studio in Northeast Ohio.


Both ticket options include all three discussion sessions.

  • Adult Ticket: $75
  • Student ticket (College and younger): $60 (current students only, please provide name of institution and graduation year)
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