After Emily is a mother/daughter biography of Mabel Loomis Todd and her only child, Millicent Todd Bingham, the women who first brought Emily Dickinson's poetry to the world. Though Mabel is perhaps best remembered either for editorial work or for her 13 year-long love affair with Austin Dickinson, Emily's brother, both she and Millicent led extraordinary lives that pushed up against the edges of what women in their respective eras could do.
“. . . . Impeccably researched using more than 700 boxes of the Todds’ personal documents, Dobrow’s narrative gives a fascinating glimpse into the lives of two tireless advocates for Dickinson’s work….’”
Julie Dobrow is a professor with appointments in the department of Child Study and Human Development and the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University and serves as director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. Her writing has appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine and the Huffington Post, among other publications.