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The Wonder

by Emma Donoghue

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Thriller and Suspense

The Wonder Synopsis

An eleven-year-old girl stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a journalist hungry for a story.

The Wonder Press Reviews

'Emma Donoghue's writing is superb alchemy, changing innocence into horror and horror into tenderness' -- Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife

'Donoghue mines material that on the face of it appears intractably bleak and surfaces with a powerful, compulsively readable work of fiction' Irish Times

'Fans of Emma Donoghue's first novel Room will not be disappointed with The Wonder ... a tale of claustrophobic suspense and the intense relationship between a woman and a child ... Donoghue's masterful way with words and imagery has the reader sharing Lib's scepticism and disdain for Anna and her family's naive religious fervour. And it's Donoghue's skill in building The Wonder up into an increasingly tense thriller - is Anna a fake or a saint and will she live or die? - until a heart-thumping, palm-sweating dramatic denouement.' Red Magazine

'Vivid, tender ... Her contemporary thriller Room made the author an international bestseller, but this gripping tale offers a welcome reminder that her historical fiction is equally fine.' Kirkus, Starred Review

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ISBN: 9781509818402
Publication date: 18/05/2017
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781509818402
Publication date: 18th May 2017
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher:
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Historical fiction,

About Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue was born in Ireland in 1969 and lived in England before moving to Canada. Emma writes fiction (including the bestselling Slammerkin), drama for stage and radio, and literary history; Room is her seventh novel. Some of the places she found her inspiration : Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719), feralchildren.com, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (2006), Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh (1856), John Fowles’s The Collector (1963), Anne Frank’s Diary (1947), Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932), Terminator 2 : Judgment Day (1991), The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs (1966), but above all in conversation with my five-year-old son.

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