Paper Houses by Dominique Fortier

Paper Houses

Dominique Fortier with Rhonda Mullins (Translator)

192 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction historical challenging reflective slow-paced


Paper Houses is a novelized account of Emily Dickinson's life, focusing on her childhood, the homes she lived in throughout her life, her family relationships, and her gradual reclusiveness, as she becomes consumed by getting words down on paper, ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 32 reviews


reflective 69%
relaxing 46%
emotional 38%
informative 38%
inspiring 30%
lighthearted 23%
challenging 7%
mysterious 7%


slow 53%
medium 46%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 10% | N/A: 10%

Strong character development?

No: 44% | It's complicated: 22% | Yes: 22% | N/A: 11%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 37% | Yes: 37% | It's complicated: 25%

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