Emma Donoghue - 'The Wonder'
The author of Room and Frog Music visits with a powerful psychological thriller. Emma Donoghue shares The Wonder on Friday, October 7, at 7 pm. An English nurse is brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle - a girl said to have survived without food for months. She soon finds herself fighting to save the child's life in a tale of two strangers who transform each other's lives, and a story of love pitted against evil.
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The award-winning bestseller that became one of the most talked about and memorable novels of the decade, Room is "utterly gripping...a heart-stopping novel" (San Francisco Chronicle).
Held captive for years in a small shed, a woman and her precocious young son finally gain their freedom, and the boy experiences the outside world for the first time.
From the author of the worldwide bestseller Room: "Her greatest achievement yet...Emma Donoghue shows more than range with Frog Music -- she shows genius."- Darin Strauss, author of Half a Life.