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Emma Donoghue reads from The Wonder

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Harvard Book Store welcomes bestselling author of Room EMMA DONOGHUE for a reading from her latest novel, The Wonder.

About The Wonder

The Wonder, by Emma DonoghueTourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell, who believes herself to be living off manna from heaven, and a journalist is sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale’s Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl.

Written with all the propulsive tension that made Room a huge bestseller, The Wonder works beautifully on many levels—a tale of two strangers who transform each other’s lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.

Praise

“[Donoghue’s] contemporary thriller Room made [her] an international bestseller, but this gripping tale offers a welcome reminder that her historical fiction is equally fine.” —Kirkus Reviews 

“Outstanding . . . Exploring the nature of faith and trust with heartrending intensity, Donoghue’s superb novel will leave few unaffected.” —Booklist

“Donoghue demonstrates her versatility by dabbling in a wide range of literary styles in this latest novel. . . . The closely imagined, intricately drawn story possesses many of the same alluring qualities as her bestseller, Room . . . Donoghue’s engrossing novel is loaded with descriptions of period customs and 19th-century Catholic devotional objects and prayers . . . [and] asks daring questions about just how far some might go to prove their faith.” —Publishers Weekly


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Emma DonoghueEmma Donoghue

Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish emigrant twice over: she spent eight years in Cambridge doing a PhD in eighteenth-century literature before moving to London, Ontario, where she lives with her partner and their two children. She also migrates between genres, writing literary history, biography, stage and radio plays as well as fairy tales and short stories. She is best known for her novels, which range from the historical (Frog Music, SlammerkinLife MaskLandingThe Sealed Letter) to the contemporary (Stir-FryHoodLanding). Her international bestseller Roomwas a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and was a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange Prizes.

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