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The wonder : a novel

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  • Running Time: 13:00 hrs
    Narrator: Kate Lock
    Blackstone Audio, Hachette Audio, 2016
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
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    Harper Audio, 2016


  • Author: Donoghue, Emma
    Contributor: Lock, Kate
    Edition: Unabridged

    "Lib Wright, a young English nurse trained by legendary Florence Nightingale, arrives in an impoverished Irish village with a strange mission. Eleven-year-old Anna O'Donnell is said to have eaten nothing for four months. With tourists thronging to see the child, and the press sowing doubt, the baffled community looks to an outsider to bring the truth to light. Lib's job is simple: to stay in the girl's bare room at all hours, watching her. An educated skeptic repelled by what she sees as ignorance and superstition, Lib expects to expose the fast as a hoax within days. But the long hours she spends with Anna begin to erode all her assumptions about the child, the Irish, and herself. Is Anna a fraud or a "living wonder"? Or is something more sinister unfolding right before Lib's eyes?"--Container.

    Original Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon], New York, Blackstone Audio, Hachette Audio
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 1478915013, 9781478915010