The Wonder
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The Wonder

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In the latest masterpiece by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle-a girl said to have survived without food for months-soon finds herself fighting to save the child's life.

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.

The latest masterpiece by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room*.

Title:The Wonder
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0316393878
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:291 pages

    The Wonder Reviews

  • Emily May
    Sep 26, 2016

    Lib had a dizzying sense that time could fall into itself like the embers. That in these dim huts nothing had changed since the age of the Druids and nothing ever would. What was that line in the hym...

  • Elyse
    Aug 31, 2016

    NO SPOILERS AT ALL in this review:"More Water?" She offered the spoon. "Anna's eyelids flickered but didn't open; she shook her head. "Be it done to me". I kept thinking about "Be it done to me". What...

  • Diane S ?
    Sep 07, 2016

    4.5 When Libby a nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, fought alongside of her in the Crimea, contracts to work with a family in Ireland, she has no idea what she is letting herself in for. Eleven ye...

  • Larry Hoffer
    Nov 26, 2016

    Emotional, at times disturbing, and tremendously thought-provoking, The Wonder once again demonstrates the sheer power of Emma Donoghue's storytelling ability, which first dazzled me with the extrao...

  • Dem
    Oct 03, 2016

    4.5 Stars Spell Binding and so atmospheric, The Wonder is one of the best Irish historical novels I have read in a very long time where facts and fiction come together to create a story that gets und...

  • Taryn
    Sep 15, 2016

    4.5 Stars. Eleven-year-old Anna O' Donnell insists that she's been living off the manna of heaven for the last four months andno longer needs food to survive. Her parents and community seem to blindly...

  • Cathrine ?
    Oct 16, 2016

    3.5This story about the investigation into claims of a young Irish Catholic girl living on nothing but water for four months was initially slow to engage me. I think this was because I disliked the ma...

  • Frances
    Oct 12, 2016

    4.5* Who would not wonder about a young child at the age of 11 years who will not eat and hasn’t for some four months, but seems to be flourishing without eating so much as a crumb. Born into the re...

  • Jennifer
    Sep 13, 2016

    Deep in the heart of Ireland, villagers claim to be in the midst of a miracle. Eleven year old Anna O'Donnell is said to have survived for four months without any food any only a few teaspoons of wate...

  • Erin Clemence
    Oct 13, 2016

    “The Wonder” is the newest novel by author Emma Donoghue. I could not wait to read this book, and once I met the author at a book signing event, my excitement grew even more. “The Wonder” take...

About Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue

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