The Wonder

Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443450049
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A small Irish village is mystified by what appears to be a miracle but may actually be murder in the next masterpiece from New York Times-bestselling author Emma Donoghue. A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls "manna from heaven," the story of the "miracle" has reached a fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and an international journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion. A magnetic novel written with all the spare and propulsive tension that made Room a huge bestseller, The Wonder works beautifully on many levels—a simple tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

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Summary, Analysis & Review of Emma Donoghue’s The Wonder by Instaread Preview: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue is a novel about Elizabeth “Lib” Wright, a British nurse whose wits, beliefs, and compassion are tested during an unusual assignment in rural Ireland circa 1859. Lib’s charge is Anna O’Donnell, an 11-year-old who allegedly hasn’t had a bite to eat in four months. Dubious of this so-called miracle, Lib has just two weeks to uncover her young patient’s secrets and come to terms with her own difficult past. Lib, who trained under Florence Nightingale, is usually based in London. She arrives in Ireland with little information about her short assignment other than the knowledge that she will be well paid. The details of the contract were arranged through Matron, her boss at the hospital. The first surprise is Lib’s lodgings, which aren’t with a local family as she expected. After a long journey that involves two trains, a ship, and a horse-drawn cart, she’s… PLEASE NOTE: This is a Summary, Analysis & Review of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Summary, Analysis & Review of Emma Donoghue’s The Wonder by Instaread · Summary of the Book · Main Characters · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.

The Eternal Wonder

Author: Pearl S. Buck
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480439665
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Lost for forty years, a new novel by the author of The Good Earth The Eternal Wonder tells the coming-of-age story of Randolph Colfax (Rann for short), an extraordinarily gifted young man whose search for meaning and purpose leads him to New York, England, Paris, a mission patrolling the DMZ in Korea that will change his life forever—and, ultimately, to love. Rann falls for the beautiful and equally brilliant Stephanie Kung, who lives in Paris with her Chinese father and has no contact with her American mother, who abandoned the family when Stephanie was six years old. Both Rann and Stephanie yearn for a sense of genuine identity. Rann feels plagued by his voracious intellectual curiosity and strives to integrate his life of the mind with his experience in the world. Stephanie feels alienated from society by her mixed heritage and struggles to resolve the culture clash of her existence. Separated for long periods of time, their final reunion leads to a conclusion that even Rann, in all his hard-earned wisdom, could never have imagined. A moving and mesmerizing fictional exploration of the themes that meant so much to Pearl Buck in her life, The Eternal Wonder is perhaps her most personal and passionate work, and will no doubt appeal to the millions of readers who have treasured her novels for generations.

Wonder

Author: Dan Boyle
Publisher: Lethe Press
ISBN: 1590212371
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"First published in slightly different form as Housecleaning in 2007 by Southern Tier Editions/The Haworth Press" -- T.p. verso.

State Of Wonder

Author: Ann Patchett
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408826151
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LONGLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012 There were people on the banks of the river. Among the tangled waterways and giant anacondas of the Brazilian Rio Negro, an enigmatic scientist is developing a drug that could alter the lives of women for ever. Dr Annick Swenson's work is shrouded in mystery; she refuses to report on her progress, especially to her investors, whose patience is fast running out. Anders Eckman, a mild-mannered lab researcher, is sent to investigate. A curt letter reporting his untimely death is all that returns. Now Marina Singh, Anders' colleague and once a student of the mighty Dr Swenson, is their last hope. Compelled by the pleas of Anders's wife, who refuses to accept that her husband is not coming home, Marina leaves the snowy plains of Minnesota and retraces her friend's steps into the heart of the South American darkness, determined to track down Dr. Swenson and uncover the secrets being jealously guarded among the remotest tribes of the rainforest. What Marina does not yet know is that, in this ancient corner of the jungle, where the muddy waters and susurrating grasses hide countless unknown perils and temptations, she will face challenges beyond her wildest imagination. Marina is no longer the student, but only time will tell if she has learnt enough.

The Wonder Of You

Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1496406966
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Mortified after her semester abroad is cut short, Amelia Christiansen returns to Deep Haven, certain she isn’t brave enough for the adventures she’s dreamed of. The last thing she expects is for the man who broke her heart to cross the Atlantic and beg forgiveness. Heir to a European hotel dynasty, Roark St. John has trekked from one exotic locale to another, haunted by tragedy and the expectations that accompany his last name. Amelia is the first woman to give him a reason to stop running. He’ll do anything for a second chance—even contend with Amelia’s old flame, who is intent on sending Roark packing. While one surprise after another leaves Amelia reeling, Roark’s continued presence only highlights the questions pursuing her. Like him, is she running from the life God has called her to? Could finding her new place mean leaving home behind?

The Wonder Book Of Science

Author: Jean-Henri Fabre
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
ISBN: 0898757118
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The word "science" carries a suggestion sufficient to render a book so labeled taboo to the average reader. But here is a book of genuine science which the most timid may read with delight; for perhaps Fabre never shows his greatness more than through the simplicity of his diction. In this work he imparts great facts about things which are familiar to the sight, but not to the understanding, of most of us. Light, sound, electricity, the locomotive, extinct volcanoes, condensation and evaporation, prehistoric animals, grafting and the sea -- these and many other subjects are dealt with in a simple narrative style as thrilling as the most exciting novel, only with this difference: how infinitely richer we are when we turn the last page of this book, and how infinitely more the world means to us. Fabre opens our eyes."Full of fascination and models of scientific method." -- Times"The patience and the nicety of M. Fabre?s observations are indeed amazing. His eyes see, and they see magical marvels.'' -- Daily Express

The Wonder Journal

Author: R. J. Palacio
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780553499070
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With more than 1.5 million copies sold and over two years as a New York Times bestseller, Wonder has inspired countless readers to reflect on their actions and to Choose Kind. This journal, filled with quotes from Wonder and 365 Days of Wonder, furthers the spirit of the novel in a personal treasure for fans to fill with their own precepts, stories, and thoughts. Praise and accolades for Wonder: A #1 New York Times Bestseller A Booklist Best Children's Book A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book A School Library Journal Best Children's Book "A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation." --The Wall Street Journal "A crackling page-turner filled with characters you can't help but root for." --Entertainment Weekly "Rich and memorable." --The New York Times Book Review