“Imagining Adeline” Valley News

Imagining Adeline: Family Diary Inspires Plainfield Woman’s Novel

“In 2009, Helen Taylor Davidson of Plainfield sat down with the diary of her great-grandmother Adeline Elizabeth Hoe with the intent of transcribing it.

That would have been ambitious enough, but she went a step further. She dove into the deep end of imagination and wrote a novel that begins where her great-grandmother’s diary leaves off. Both the novel and the annotated diary were published at the end of last year as Prelude, a Novel and the 1854 Diary of Adeline Elizabeth Hoe.” — From a Friday, April 11 article in the Valley News, Read the full article…