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Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue

     To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.

Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating--a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child.


352 pages

First Published May 2011

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  • David K.

    I guess you folks must have noticed " Frog Music " by Emma Donoghue just came out Apr 1....new novel

    April 3, 2014

  • David K.

    I was able to gain a lot more insight into the novel. Thanks to all of you for your input and participation

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • David K.

    The other person who was there was Debbie

    April 1, 2014

  • John D.

    The book was an interesting study in survival instinct, even when the situation appears hopeless. The discussion brought many interesting points of view.

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • Kara E.

    Thanks for attending.

    April 1, 2014

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