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Turtleback Books, 2011 - Fiction - 321 pages
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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.

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The plot is excellent and her storytelling is superb. - LibraryThing
Also, the ending seemed terribly rushed. - LibraryThing
Creepy premise, but exceptional writing. - LibraryThing
That, for me, was maddening and difficult to read. - LibraryThing
Very well researched. - LibraryThing
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User Review  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

A unique, amazing book. Highly recommended. I read the beginning curious to see how an author could possibly sustain a first person narrative by a five year old boy who had spent his entire life ... Read full review

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User Review  - AliceaP - LibraryThing

Room is one of those books that will change the way you view the world. What if you had grown up only knowing one room and believing that all you saw on TV was from another planet? What if you were a ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction whose novels include the bestselling "Slammerkin," "The Sealed Letter, Landing, Life Mask, Hood, "and" Stirfry."""Her story collections are" The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, Kissing the Witch, "and" Touchy Subjects." She also writes literary history, and plays for stage and radio. She lives in London, Ontario, with her partner and their two small children. For more information, go to

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