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The Wonder By Emma Donoghue 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 f

  • Title: The Wonder
  • Author: Emma Donoghue
  • ISBN: 9780316393874
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Wonder By Emma Donoghue 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 mannaIn 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.
    The Wonder By Emma Donoghue

    The Wonder by Emma Donoghue An English nurse, Lib Wright, is summoned to a tiny village to observe what some are claiming as a medical anomaly or a miracle a girl said to have survived without food for months Tourists have flocked to the cabin of eleven year old Anna O Donnell, and a journalist has come down to cover the sensation The Wonder is a tale of two strangers wh The Wonder Donoghue, Emma The Wonder by Emma Donoghue is a masterfully written mystery, and the detective is a young English nurse who has been hired to come in as an outside observer to determine the validity of the claim of a rural Irish family that their eleven year old daughter has taken no food for four months, and yet, is miraculously thriving. Home The Wonder Subscribe to The Wonder Weekly for our picks of the best live events and curated content from our friends around the interwebs Submit Wonder Nov , Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of The Wonder by Emma Donoghue The Wonder is a marvel, a rarity in contemporary fiction, an alchemist s miracle in which page turner, love story, historical romance, mystery and serious social criticism all blend together to form something fascinating and beautiful than the sum of what could have been the bland various parts. Wonder film th St, Jersey City . mi

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    1. Emily May on said:

      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 hymn they d sung at Lib s school The night is dark, and I am far from home.I loved this book so much So much I can easily see why it won t be for everyone truth be told, the plot moves fairly slow but I was just so engrossed in the story and atmosphere I suppose it just depends how much this kind of tale [...]

    2. Elyse on said:

      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 s the source of an 11 year old girl feeling resigned powerless Or, do those words mean something else, altogether to the child A little girl won t eat Religious reasons Something else Her parents are convinced she can live without food Incredible skeptical Outrageous fraud There have been many letters proclaimi [...]

    3. Deanna on said:

      My reviews can also be seen at deesradreadsandreviews.wordprI 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 I was worried that anything else I read from the author would pale in comparison However, after reading the description for The Wonder I was very intrigued Eleven year old Anna O Donnell has become somewhat of a tourist attraction A miracle girl who has apparently survived for four months without eating any food an [...]

    4. Larry H on said:

      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 extraordinary Room.Lib Wright was a nurse alongside Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War, escaping her own personal issues But after the war, even for a Nightingale Nurse, life is monotonous she is treated with disdain by her supervisors and fellow nurses, and is left to little than menial work But [...]

    5. Cheri on said:

      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 Florence N herself She is living in London, when she s called to Athlone, Ireland, smack dab in the middle of Ireland, for a two week nursing task in a private capacity She arrives at her housing, a room above a small grocery, after a lengthy and bumpy ride in a jaunting car She can t believe anything about t [...]

    6. Dem on said:

      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 under your skin Clearly the Irish Midlands were a depression where wet pooled, the little circle in a saucer Quote from The Wonder The setting for Emma Donoghue s novel is the Irish Midlands about seven years after the end of the potatoe famine in Ireland This location is approx 20 miles from where I re [...]

    7. Carol on said:

      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 eaten in four months, a skeptical British nurse believes an easy task is at hand to quickly prove foul play and return home, but soon finds herself in the midst of a strangely complicated and religiously close knit Catholic family.Somewhat slow going while the story builds and characters are developed, [...]

    8. Diane S ☔ on said:

      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 year old, Anne, is said to have not eaten any solid food for over four months and Lib s job will be to observe her for two weeks, to see if the claims are true She will alternate this duty with a nursing sister of the same Catholic faith as the family.Extremely atmospheric, I felt the same frustration [...]

    9. Norma on said:

      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 at them but gently as I would never want to hurt my precious books but some of those characters sure needed to be smacked around a little THE WONDER by EMMA DONOGHUE was an intriguing, gripping, mesmerizing, and a beautifully written Historical Fiction novel which was set in a small Irish village from the ni [...]

    10. Frances on said:

      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 religious O Donnell family, they all rally around the girl and believe her to be thriving by the special providence of the Almighty The local Doctor McBrearty residing in the tiny town of Athlone, Ireland knows the family well and is unhappy with the newspapers reports not believing the story by implying [...]

    11. Joey Woolfardis on said:

      This review can be found on Amaranthine Reads.A young girl in Ireland has supposedly lived on no food at all for months on end, claiming that she is living off manna from heaven and English nurse Lib has been sent over from England to watch her to make sure the claim is valid Surrounded by religious superstition, Lib must get to the bottom of the miracle or stop the destruction of a young girl s life.This book was basically a short story fleshed out with too much inner monologue and chatter abou [...]

    12. Linda on said:

      Everybody was a repository of secrets Emma Donoghue presents the multifaceted story of a young English nurse, Lib Wright, who has been assigned to a remote Irish village As a well trained apprentice of the famous Florence Nightingale, Lib has attended to the needs of many a patient, especially those wracked with wounds and eventual death during the Crimean War.But this patientThis patient is a frail smidge of an eleven year old lass who has not taken food in four months according to her family a [...]

    13. Matthew on said:

      Hmmmm well, not too sure about this one I enjoyed it okay, but it made me uncomfortable and I wasn t satisfied with the plot progression I am not sure that I have a great way to explain it other than it is a feeling I have.I actually probably felt comfortable with the writing in this one than I did with Room and Frog Music and I found myself into the plot much sooner than I did with both of those But, I just couldn t get comfortable with what was happening in this story It really just felt lik [...]

    14. Amalia Gavea on said:

      d besides, we should speak nothing but good of the dead For me, The Wonder was one of the most anticipated novels of the year It ticked all the right boxes Ireland, Florence Nightingale s nurses, ambiguous religious issues, provincial superstitions So, once it knocked on my door, I started reading it immediately.We find ourselves following Lib, a young, educated nurse, trained by the legend called Florence Nightingale, to beautiful, mystical Ireland and on a strange mission, a few years after th [...]

    15. Taryn on said:

      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 and no longer needs food to survive Her parents and community seem to blindly accept the claim People travel from great distances for a chance to interact with this living miracle To appease any skeptics, a committee hires two watchers to observe Anna over a two week period One of the watchers is Lib Wright, a nurse who worked under Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War [...]

    16. Cathrine ☯️ on said:

      3.5 This 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 main protagonist so strongly Town and church officials have hired an outsider to continually monitor the girl wonder to try and discern the truth Lib is educated and harshly skeptical, believing she will unlock the mystery quickly to expose a ruse But there is going on than she knows and Anna is not [...]

    17. Julie on said:

      The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue is a 2016 Little, Brown and Company publication Room is the only book I had read by this author before this one I was so impressed with that novel, I put this on hold at the library, the instant it was released, but by the time it became available, after a whopping two month wait period, I d already forgotten what the synopsis was, and my interest had waned somewhat.That, and the very different subject matter, the depressing tone, and the very slow pacing made this a [...]

    18. Liz on said:

      A very different sort of mystery Anna O Donnell has supposedly not eaten for four months when Lib Wright is brought on as a nurse to monitor whether she is actually taking nourishment somehow Is someone feeding her Is she truly a religious miracle or is she hysterical as one doctor supposes You quickly get caught up in trying to determine this young girl s situation And as Lib s concerns go from trying to catch her out to worrying about her health, so did my concerns shift I found this to be an [...]

    19. Jan on said:

      I seem to be on a Meh roll these daysThe beginning started out promising, the last 30 pages were fantastic, but the in between was really slow and boring.Trained by Florence Nightingale, Nurse Libby is requested to stand watch over a child who has apparently not eaten a thing in 4 months, yet remains alive and vibrant Between Libby and a nun, they are to take shifts so the child Abby is never alone, helping to ensure that this is not a hoax.Set in a small Irish village where Religion reigns high [...]

    20. Sue on said:

      THE WONDER by bestselling author Emma Donoghue is an example of an excellent piece of storytelling Donoghue writes convincing and vivid historical fiction I was drawn into the book right from the beginning Having loved THE ROOM , I was eager to read this novel.The setting for Emma Donoghue s novel is a small Irish village in the Irish Midlands after the end of the potato famine in Ireland in 1850s rural Ireland The author really captures a wonderful sense of time and place Emma Donoghue is so ta [...]

    21. Maxwell on said:

      Fate was faceless, life arbitrary, a tale told by an idiot Except at rare moments such as this one, when one glimpsed a way of wrestling it into a better shape In The Wonder, Emma Donoghue most notable for her novel Room and film adaptation of the same name questions human and divine agency Lib Wright, a nurse trained in the Crimea under Florence Nightingale, is dispatched to central Ireland to watch over a young girl named Anna For the past four months Anna has allegedly eaten nothing, and yet [...]

    22. Jennifer on said:

      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 water per day Pilgrims come in droves to see the devout girl, paying their alms which fatten the coffers of the local parish But is it a miracle, or is it hoax To substantiate the claims, men from the town choose two women to keep watch over Anna 24 hours a day for 2 weeks to see if she is taking in any [...]

    23. Peter Boyle on said:

      Will Emma Donoghue ever top the success of Room The Booker shortlisted, Oscar generating novel was a huge hit with readers and critics alike Frog Music, her next effort, didn t quite strike the same chord with audiences and seems underappreciated I believe The Wonder falls somewhere between the two a fascinating, flawed and crowd pleasing story.The action takes place in the starved and poverty stricken Irish midlands, a few years after the Great Famine Lib Wright, an English nurse, has been hire [...]

    24. Melki on said:

      She s not exactly ill Your only duty will be to watch her A British nurse is sent to sit with the marvelous fasting girl who lives in a small town in Ireland Though it s been four months since young Anna has taken a bite of food, she seems no worse for wear The villagers are hoping this girl is indeed a miracle, possibly even a candidate for sainthood Anna herself has become convinced that she is surviving on manna from heaven Now it s Elizabeth Lib Wright s job to determine if someone is sneaki [...]

    25. Jean Menzies on said:

      I was a little apprehensive to pick up Emma Donoghue s latest novel Having previously read two of her other works and absolutely adored both I had high expectations for anything else she wrote High expectations, can, sometimes be a terrible burden for any book to handle The Wonder, however, bore my hopes steadfastly throughout my reading experience and assured me that Donoghue s beautiful prose are here to stay.The story is set in 1850 s Ireland and follows our protagonist Libby, an Englishwoman [...]

    26. Kelly (and the Book Boar) on said:

      Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum 3.5 Stars Good nurses follow the rules, but the best know when to break them In a small Irish village, a modern day miracle is occurring Unfortunately, not one quite as impressive as Cheeto Jesus, but still something worth talking about According to her family and all casual observers young Anna O Donnell has not had even a bite to eat for the past four months Lib Wright has taken on an assignment as Anna s nurse, but upon her arrival she finds her job re [...]

    27. Angel Erin on said:

      angelerin 2016 09Thank you to NetGalley for providing a free ebook copy of The Wonder By Emma Donoghue in exchange for an honest review Short Review Summary Lots of boredom, very little wonder The Wonder started off very slow for me It took too long for Lib and the reader to meet Anna When I first read the summary for this book I couldn t wait to see what Anna would be like Would she appear healthy What about her personality What is this child like that believes she s living off manna from heave [...]

    28. Meredith on said:

      The Wonder is a beautifully written novel that takes place in the mid nineteenth century in a small Irish village It s easily one of my favorite books of 2016.Nightingale trained English nurse, Lib Wright, is commissioned for a unique charge in Ireland It is not until she arrives in the village of Athlone that it is revealed that she is there to observe 11 year old Anna O Donnell who has not eaten for four months Lib s job is clear she is to watch Anna at all times she shares her shifts with a n [...]

    29. Erin Clemence on said:

      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 The Wonder takes place in a small community in Ireland, in 1850, when a young, very Catholic and yes, the very is important eleven year old girl named Anna O Connor appears to be surviving and thriving after than four months without food Attracting tourists and medical professionals alike, the country is abuzz with speculation som [...]

    30. Rebecca Foster on said:

      Nearly 4.5 A nurse investigates the case of an Irish girl surviving without food for months miracle or hoax The novel draws on about 50 historical cases of Fasting Girls that occurred in Europe and North America in the 16th to 20th centuries It sets up a particularly effective contrast between medicine and superstition, that fug of the ineffable that so troubles Lib Donoghue writes convincing and vivid historical fiction, peppering the text with small details about everything from literature to [...]

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