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published: July 2011
ISBN:9781554688326
publisher: HarperCollins

Room

by Emma Donoghue

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4 of 5
3 ratings
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list price: $19.99
edition:Paperback
category: Fiction
published: July 2011
ISBN:9781554688326
publisher: HarperCollins
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To five-year-old Jack, Room is the world. . . . It’s where he was born. It’s where he and Ma eat and sleep and play andlearn. There are endless wonders that let loose Jack’s imagination -- the snake under Bed that he constructs out of eggshells;the imaginary world projected through the TV; the coziness ofWardrobe beneath Ma’s clothes, where she tucks him in safelyat night, in case Old Nick comes.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it’s the prison whereshe’s been held since she was nineteen -- for seven long years.Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life forhim in that eleven-by-eleven foot space. But Jack’s curiosity isbuilding alongside Ma’s own desperation, and she knows thatRoom cannot contain either indefinitely. . . . Told in the inventive,funny and poignant voice of Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience -- and a powerful story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible.

About the Author

Emma Donoghue

Born in Dublin in 1969, EMMA DONOGHUE is a novelist, screenwriter and playwright who lives in Canada. Her novel Room won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada/Caribbean) and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes, selling more than two million copies. Donoghue scripted the Canadian-Irish film of Room which was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Her fiction (short and long) ranges from the contemporary (Stir-fryHoodLandingTouchy Subjects) to the historical (SlammerkinThe Sealed LetterAstrayFrog Music).  Donoghue’s books for young readers are The Lotterys Plus One and The Lotterys More Or Less. Her last novel for adults, The Wonder, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.



 

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Awards
  • , OLA Evergreen Award
Editorial Reviews

“Thrilling and at moments palm-sweatingly harrowing.”

— New York Times Book Review

“Claustrophobic, controversial, brilliant . . . inventive, tense, and stringently intelligent.”

— Maclean's

“An astounding, terrifying novel.”

— The New Yorker

“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

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Not just sad, mess you up sad

http://www.cozylittlebookjournal.com/2011/01/room-by-emma-donoghue.html

Well I knew this book would be hard for me to read, but I didn't think it would trigger a whole mental breakdown. I can't remember bawling at a book like this since Dante's Inferno (the part about the cannibals). Well, maybe The Book of Negroes. But this was worse. I mean, excellent book, but emotional to real.

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