The Wonder

by Emma Donoghue

On Sale: 03/07/2017

The Wonder

by Emma Donoghue

On Sale: 03/07/2017

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Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada

About the Book

A Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist and #1 bestseller, The Wonder is the latest masterpiece from Man Booker Prize—nominated author Emma Donoghue.

The Toronto Star praises The Wonder as “a thoroughly enjoyable read from one of the country’s premier storytellers.” Emma Donoghue takes the reader back to 1850s Ireland, where a village is baffled by Anna O’Donnell’s fast. The little girl appears to be thriving after months without food, and the story of this “wonder” has reached fever pitch. Tourists flock to the O’Donnell family’s cabin, and an international journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

The Wonder works beautifully on many levels—as a simple tale of two strangers who will transform each other’s lives, as a powerful psychological thriller and as a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

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Critical Praise

“Room is that rarest of entities, an entirely original work of art. I mean it as the highest possible praise when I tell you that I can’t compare it to any other book. Suffice to say that it’s potent, darkly beautiful, and revelatory.” - Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours

“Remarkable . . . heartrending. . . . Both gripping and poignant, it’s a tribute to human resourcefulness and resilience and extremity, and a stirring portrait of a mother’s devotion.” - Toronto Star

“Claustrophobic, controversial, brilliant . . . inventive, tense, and stringently intelligent.” - Maclean's

“A masterful, gorgeous, and wickedly well written book. - Francesca Lia Block, author of Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books

“Threading her stories together like a master weaver, Donoghue takes the reader deeper and deeper into the tapestry of Kissing The Witch. A masterful, gorgeous, and wickedly well written book. - Francesca Lia Block author of Weetzie Bat

“Sophisticated, provocative, and bracing. ” - The New York Times Book Review

“Thrilling and at moments palm-sweatingly harrowing.” - New York Times Book Review

“Her contemporary thriller Room (2010) made the author an international bestseller, but this gripping tale offers a welcome reminder that her historical fiction is equally fine.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Donoghue’s literary prowess creeps like a dark, menacing fog across the pages.” - Quill & Quire

“Donoghue is back with a novel as gripping and intense as the popular Room. . . . The prose is so intensely alive, so cinematic that you truly can see the action unfolding before your eyes.” - Ottawa Citizen

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443453790
  • ISBN 10: 144345379X
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
  • On Sale: 03/07/2017
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:22.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Historical

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