EMMA DONOGHUE with LAURIE FRANKEL
Tonight we welcome novelist Emma Donoghue, author of Room, Frog Music and other books, back to Elliott Bay to read from The Wonder (Little, Brown), her much anticipated novel about an English nurse sent to a rural Irish village in the 1850s to look in on Anna, a child who is said to survive without food. On it’s face, it’s a holy miracle and yet there is much more to the story. “The mystery about Anna forces readers to weigh every word for clues, while the creeping tension urges them to read faster, with a growing sense of urgency. Exploring the nature of faith and trust with heartrending intensity, Donoghue's superb novel will leave few unaffected.”-Booklist. Emma Donoghue appears in conversation with novelist Laurie Frankel, author of Goodbye for Now. Her novel, This Is How It Always Is (Flatiron), will be released in February 2017.