Tickets on sale now and at the door
This event includes a book signing
September 23, 2016
6:00 PM ET
(Doors at 5:30)
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138
$5.00 - On Sale Now
Harvard Book Store welcomes bestselling author of Room EMMA DONOGHUE for a reading from her latest novel, The Wonder.
About The Wonder
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.
"[Donoghue's] contemporary thriller Room made [her] an international bestseller, but this gripping tale offers a welcome reminder that her historical fiction is equally fine." —Kirkus Reviews
"Outstanding . . . Exploring the nature of faith and trust with heartrending intensity, Donoghue's superb novel will leave few unaffected." —Booklist
"Donoghue demonstrates her versatility by dabbling in a wide range of literary styles in this latest novel. . . . The closely imagined, intricately drawn story possesses many of the same alluring qualities as her bestseller, Room . . . Donoghue's engrossing novel is loaded with descriptions of period customs and 19th-century Catholic devotional objects and prayers . . . [and] asks daring questions about just how far some might go to prove their faith." —Publishers Weekly
The Brattle Theatre will screen the film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's Room after our event and signing for The Wonder. This 8:15pm screening will be ticketed separately, through the Brattle Theatre, and will feature a special introduction by the author.
Purchase tickets and learn more at brattlefilm.org/2016/09/23/room.
All pre-sales tickets include a copy of The Wonder, admission into the event, and a $5 coupon for use in the bookstore. Pre-sales tickets (online only) are available for two weeks, after which a $5 ticket option will also go on sale. Books bundled with pre-sale tickets may only be picked up at the venue the night of the event, and cannot be picked up in-store beforehand.
$5 tickets will also be available at Harvard Book Store and over the phone at 617-661-1515. Unless the event is sold out, any remaining tickets will be on sale at the door of the venue when doors open.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.
Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 10 minutes
As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and proceed along Brattle St. Follow Brattle St. as it curves to the right in Brattle Square (follow the sidewalk on the right side of the street). The Brattle will be on the left-hand side of the street. The building is shared with Algiers Cafe and Alden & Harlow Restaurant, and the theatre entrance is on the left side of the building—look for the sidewalk poster case and marquee.
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- Add the book to your shopping cart and then click Checkout.
- Specify in Order Comments that you want a signed copy of the book.
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- Call us at (617) 661-1515 and one of our booksellers will take your order. Specify you'd like a signed copy.
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