Emma Donoghue
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Emma Donoghue

Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction whose novels include the international bestseller "Room" (her screen adaptation was nominated for four Oscars), "Frog Music", "Slammerkin," "The Sealed Letter," "Landing," "Life Mask," "Hood," and "Stirfry." Her story collections are "Astray", "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 children.

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Best Sellers

    • The Wonder

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Kate Lock
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,021
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,025

    In Emma Donoghue's latest masterpiece, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle soon finds herself fighting to save a child's life....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Could not get past the narration

    • By Annie M. on 10-19-16

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Room

    • A Novel
    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8,299
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,423
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,399

    To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A truly memorable read

    • By Kathleen on 09-16-10

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Hood

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    For 13 years Pen and Cara have had a tumultuous relationship crammed with bickering and intimacy, recrimination and desire....

    Regular price: $19.49

    • Life Mask

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Donada Peters
    • Length: 23 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    In a time of approaching war and terrorism, spectacular wealth and financial disasters, the private world of three famous Londoners becomes a public scandal....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • so disappointed

    • By AZ walker on 09-21-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Kissing the Witch

    • Old Tales in New Skins
    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Thirteen tales are unspun from the deeply familiar and woven anew into a collection of fairy tales that wind back through time....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phenomenal story

    • By Chris on 08-06-15

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Frog Music

    • A Novel
    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 275

    Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just a struggle

    • By SydSavvy on 07-23-14

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Landing

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Laura Hicks
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Sile is a stylish citizen of the new Dublin, a veteran flight attendant who's traveled the world. Jude is a 25-year-old archivist, stubbornly attached to the tiny town of Ireland, Ontario....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely

    • By 'Nathan on 03-03-10

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Lotterys Plus One

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Thérèse Plummer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The best-selling author of the adult novel Room bursts onto the children's book scene with this cross between Little Miss Sunshine, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Modern Family....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and insightful story

    • By Deborah Marsden on 12-13-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Astray

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, James Langton, Robert Petkoff, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74

    The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • CRAZY AS POPCORN ON A STOVE

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 11-22-14

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Emma Donoghue vividly brings to life stories inspired by her discoveries of fascinating, hidden scraps of the past. Here, an engraving of a woman giving birth to rabbits....

    Regular price: $20.99

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