ABA Indies Choice Book Awards - Adult Fiction Book of the Ye Winner
CBA Libris Awards - Fiction Book of the Year Winner
CBC Book Club Award for Best Scene (Jack’s escape) and Best Winner
Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Best Book, Canada and the Carib Winner
Forest of Reading (2011) Evergreen Award Winner
Galaxy National Book Award: WHSmith Paperback of the Year Winner
Orange Prize Youth Panel Winner
“Buzz” panel at 2010 BEA convention Winner
CBC's Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade Winner
CBS Today Show 8 Great Picks for Fall Winner
Globe & Mail Top 100 Winner
Indie Next List (September) Winner
Library Journal's Top 10 Books of 2010 Winner
New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2010 Winner
New York Times Book Review Best 10 Books of 2010 Winner
NPR's Best Literary Conversation Starters of 2010 Winner
Quill and Quire's Best Books of 2010 (Fiction and Poetry) Winner
Quill and Quire's Books of the Year Winner
The New Yorker Best Books of 2010 Winner
Vancouver Sun's Top 10 Canadian Books of 2010 Winner
Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year (Irish Book Awards) Winner
Indigo's Fan Choice Read for 2010 Winner
Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Winner
About the Book
WINNER! 2010 Rogers Writers' Trust Award for Fiction
SHORTLISTED for the 2010 Man Booker Prize
SHORTLISTED for the 2010 Governor General's Award
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It’s where he was born and where he and his Ma eat and play and learn. At night, Ma puts him safely to sleep in the wardrobe, in caseOld Nick comes.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it’s the prison where Old Nick has kept her for seven years, since she was nineteen. Through ingenuity and determination, Ma has created a life for herself and her son, but she knows it’s not enough for either ofthem. Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s desperation -- and Room can’t contain either of them for much longer...
Told entirely in the inventive, often funny voice of Jack, Room is a celebration of the resilient bond between parent and child, and a brilliantly executed novel about a journey from one world to another.
Learn more about Room at www.roomthebook.com.
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"I loved Room. Such incredible imagination, and dazzling use of language. And with all this, an entirely credible, endearing little boy. It's unlike anything I've ever read before."
- Anita Shreve, author of The Pilot's Wife () —
- ISBN: 9781554688319
- ISBN 10: 1554688310
- Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
- On Sale: 08/30/2010
- Pages: 352
- List Price: 29.99 CAD
- BISAC1: FICTION / Literary