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The wonder : a novel

Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O'Donnell, who is said to be living without food, 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. As Anna's life ebbs away, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child but for that child's very survival. Haunting and magnetic, The Wonder is a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 9780316393874 0316393878 9780316466257 0316466255 9780316467049 0316467049 0316396737 9780316396738
OCLC Number: 935195817
Description: 291 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Nurse --
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Epilogue --
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Responsibility: Emma Donoghue.
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"Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O'Donnell, who is said to be living without food, 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. As Anna's life ebbs away, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child but for that child's very survival. Haunting and magnetic, The Wonder is a searing examination of doubt, faith, and what nourishes us, body and soul. Written with all the propulsive tension that made Donoghue's Room a huge bestseller, it works beautifully on many levels -- an intimate tale of two strangers who transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a spellbinding story of love pitted against evil."--Back cover.

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