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The wonder : a novel / Emma Donoghue.
Donoghue, Emma, 1969-
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
291 pages ; 25 cm
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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"-- Publisher's description.
Nurse -- Watch -- Fast -- Vigil -- Shift -- Epilogue -- Author's Note.
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