Waiting on Wednesday #8 // The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I 5122bkepfsylam waiting on The Wonder by Emma Donoghue.

Publication Date:
September 20, 2016

In Emma Donoghue’s latest masterpiece, 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.

So this is the second week in a row I am picking a release by an author I have read before. I am honestly very excited to see that Emma Donoghue is releasing a new book and I cannot wait for this release.

The premise seems so simple but I think what drives Emma’s books are her characters. In all of the tags I’ve done recently I don’t think Room comes up very much because it is this amazing tale of trauma, survival, adaptation, and adjustment with characters that display bravery and strength.

Although the book has stayed with me since reading it in January, I feel like talking about it just risks spoiling the plot, but Emma Donoghue’s work is amazing and I am very excited to see what she comes up with The Wonder.

Just like I loved Ma and Jack in Room and I am sure I will love Anna and Lib in this book. I did have to google the Crimean campaign and that was in the 1850s, so not only is this one of my favorite authors but it is also one of my favorite genres.

What new release are you most looking forward to? Is it a new author or someone you’ve read before? 

Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

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