Room by Emma Donoghue
A stunning and original novel of survival in captivity. Told in the voice of a 5 year old who has never left the room. Riveting, moving and a deeply human story.
Ships USPS Media Mail $3.98
Usually ships in 1 to 4 days.
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. There are endless wonders that let loose Jack's imagination-the snake under Bed that he constructs out of eggshells, the imaginary world projected through the TV, the coziness of Wardrobe beneath Ma's clothes, where she tucks him in safely at night, in case Old Nick comes.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it's the prison where she's been held since she was nineteen-for seven long years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in that eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But Jack's curiosity is building alongside her own desperation—and she knows that Room cannot contain either indefinitely....
Told in the inventive, funny, and poignant voice of Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience-and a powerful story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible.
Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction.She also writes literary history, and plays for stage and radio.Emma lives in London, Ontario, with her partner and their two small children.
- The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver$13.99 $16.99
An epic journey from the Mexico City of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover. A poignant story of a man pulled between two nations as they invent their modern identities.
- The Other Side of Paradise by Staceyann Chin$16.00
Memoir by Jamaican performance artist, Staceyann Chin. Growing up gay in Montego Bay. Family relationships from Jamaica to NY. Absolutely absorbing and a must read for all fans of Chin’s work.
- Sheepish, A Memoir by Catherine Friend$16.00
Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save The Planet. Another humorous, but educational memoir from the author of Hit by a Farm. Will make you laugh and appreciate wool sweaters at the same time.