Room (Compact Disc)

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By Emma Donoghue, Michal Friedman (Read by), Ellen Archer (Read by)
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June 2011 Indie Next List


“Room is like no other book I have ever read. This emotionally powerful story of young Jack and his mother who are held in captivity for seven years is both a heart-wrenching testament to the power of the love between a mother and child and a riveting story of overcoming horrible circumstances. Emma Donohue has written one of those rare books that you will remember reading your entire life, as you will be altered by the experience.”
— Lanora Hurley, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI

September 2010 Indie Next List


“Room is like no other book I have ever read. This emotionally powerful story of young Jack and his mother, held in captivity for seven years, is both a heart wrenching testament to the power of the love between a mother and child and a riveting story of overcoming horrible circumstances. Emma Donohue has written one of those rare books that you will remember reading your entire life, as you will be altered by the experience.”
— Lanora Hurley, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI

Description


NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE -- nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture
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.

About the Author


Born in Dublin, in 1969, Emma Donoghue is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction-including Slammerkin, Life Mask, The Sealed Letter, Astray, and Frog Music-as well as literary history and drama for stage, radio, and screen. Room has sold over a million copies worldwide. It was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Governor General s Literary Award, and the Orange Prize for Fiction; and the winner of the Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year, the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book (Canada and Caribbean region). She lives in London, Ontario, with her partner, son, and daughter. Visit her online, at emmadonoghue.com, on Twitter @EDonoghueWriter, or become a fan on Facebook.

Michael Friedman is the author of two full-length books of poetry, including Species (2000), and four chapbooks. His work has been included in many journals and anthologies, including Great American Prose Poems. His first novel, Martian Dawn, was published in 2006 by Turtle Point Press. Previously, he was the chair of The Poetry Project at St. Mark s Church and an adjunct faculty member of Naropa University s MFA writing program. He is the cofounder of the literary journal Shiny. He lives in Denver, Colorado, where he practices law.

Ellen Archer is an acclaimed audiobook narrator and winner of the coveted Audie Award for For the Love of a Dog by Patricia B. McConnell, PhD.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781611138436
ISBN-10: 1611138434
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication Date: June 18th, 2011
Language: English