The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Wednesday, March 21, 1:30 p.m. in Study Room #1

What it is about: Two years after the end of the Irish famine in 1847, Nurse Elizabeth Wright is hired by the residents of a small village in the Irish Midlands to watch Anna O’Donnell, an 11-year-old Catholic girl who has not eaten for four months. A religious miracle? Fraud? Something else? Lib” is a no-nonsense nurse, trained under Florence Nightingale, and is convinced -- at first -- that in this village of uneducated and devout people, she will have no difficulty whatsoever proving that they are as gullible as she believes them to be.

Why this book: "The Wonder is a psychological thriller of a religious nature. The setting is rural Ireland in the 1840s. I decided to select this book because I was given a glimpse of people’s lives and their beliefs during this time period. This wonderful novel presents a view of religion which is not found in Europe anymore."  -- Kathy

Pick up a copy of the book on the second floor -- and join Kathy for the discussion and light refreshments.

Created by Anne Curran on Feb 28th, 2018 @ 12:57 PM.
Updated on Feb 28th, 2018 @ 4:28 PM.