with Emma Donoghue. Hosted by Edel Coffey
We welcome Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room, for a reading from her latest novel, The Wonder published in 2018. In The Wonder, tourists 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.
"[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