The Wonder
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The Wonder


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
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:291 pages

    The Wonder Reviews

  • Emily May
    Sep 23, 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
    May 20, 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...

  • Deanna
    Jan 02, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...I've only read one other book by Emma Donoghue but I loved it. "Room" is one of my favorite books. Because I enjoyed it so much ...

  • Larry H
    Sep 05, 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 01, 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...

  • Carol
    Oct 26, 2016

    Sometimes I just want to smack characters in a book and this is one of those times!Assigned by her mentor (Florence Nightingale) to watch over an eleven year old "miracle" child in Ireland who hasn't ...

  • Cheri
    May 20, 2016

    Edit: Available to order or purchase!Edit#2: I've thought of this everyday since I finished reading it, and am changing my rating to 5 Stars, as well. Lib is a nurse, a Nightingale, trained by Florenc...

  • Diane S ?
    Mar 14, 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...

  • Norma
    Mar 04, 2017

    4.5 Stars rounded up!  First off I have never been so riled up while reading a book before as I was with this one!  I wanted to give a few characters a piece of my mind!  I wanted to throw my book ...

  • 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...

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