Avid Bookshop presents a very special visit with author Emma Donoghue in celebration of her latest novel, THE WONDER, on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A small Irish village is mystified by what appears to be a miracle but may actually be murder in the next masterpiece from New York Times-bestselling author Emma Donoghue.
Here's a review from Rachel Watkins: "Trained by Florence Nightingale herself, English nurse Lib is hired to observe and document an eleven year-old girl who is supposedly a living miracle. Anna O'Donnell has not eaten for four months due to the grace of God. Donaghue's historical fiction is addictively compelling with rich storytelling. THE WONDER is a mystery and a high lit thriller that you'll ponder over long after you turn the last page."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Author of ROOM and FROG MUSIC, Emma is the youngest of eight children of Frances and Denis Donoghue. She attended Catholic convent schools in Dublin, apart from one year in New York at the age of ten. In 1990 she earned a first-class honours BA in English and French from University College Dublin, and in 1997 a PhD (on the concept of friendship between men and women in eighteenth-century English fiction) from the University of Cambridge. Since the age of 23, Donoghue has earned her living as a full-time writer. After years of commuting between England, Ireland, and Canada, in 1998 she settled in London, Ontario, where she lives with her partner and their son and daughter.