"The Sister," a novel by Argentine Paola Kaufmann (Overlook/Rookery), views Dickinson through the eyes of her younger sister, Lavinia. It was translated from the Spanish. In "Afternoons With Emily" (Little, Brown), Rose MacMurray imagines a friendship between Dickinson and a young woman gone awry.

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More than a century after her death, Amherst poet Emily Dickinson (below) still inspires, as evidenced by a handful of new books, as well as the appearance of the poet's recipe for "black cake" (made with 19 eggs and a half pint of brandy) in "American Food Writing: An Anthology With Classic Recipes" edited by Molly O'Neill (Library of America).

Three years ago, PEN New England honored JoeAnn Hart (right) of Gloucester with a Discovery Award for her fiction. That recognition led to the publication of her first novel, "Addled," a hilarious sendup of WASP culture, in which a stray golf ball fells a Canada goose at Eden Rock Country Club, leading an animal Discount Women Canada Goose Mystique Parka White New Zealand rights activist to face off against the club's chef . Wednesday at Hotel Marlowe, 25 Edwin Land Blvd., Cambridge. Knies said the poets determined to keep the tradition alive have continued meeting.

"Shaggy Muses: The Dogs Who Inspired Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edith Wharton, and Emily Bronte," by Maureen Adams (Ballantine), due out at the end of the month, pays tribute to Dickinson's beloved Carlo. She called him "my Shaggy Ally."

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Dickinson also found inspiration in her own home . In "The Pantry: Its History and Modern Uses" (Gibbs Smith), Catherine Seiberling Pond tells us that Dickinson is thought to have written poems in her pantry. She quotes Louise Norcross, a cousin: "I know that Emily Dickinson wrote most emphatic things in the pantry, so cool and quiet, while she skimmed the milk; because I sat on the footstool behind the door, in delight, as she read them to me."

"The Gatecrasher," by Madeleine Wickham ( St. . . . Doyle revisits some of his work's toughest territory, but produces his most hopeful book."

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