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Donoghue, Emma 1969-

Works: 118 works in 744 publications in 22 languages and 34,350 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  History  Suspense fiction  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Other, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PR6054.O547, 823.914
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Room : a novel by Emma Donoghue( Book )

119 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 20 languages and held by 6,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Now a major motion picture. 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
Frog music by Emma Donoghue( Book )

29 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emma Donoghue's explosive new novel, based on an unsolved murder in 1876 San Francisco. Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heatwave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman called Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice--if he doesn't track her down first. The story Blanche struggles to piece together is one of free-love bohemians, desperate paupers and arrogant millionaires; of jealous men, icy women and damaged children. It's the secret life of Jenny herself, a notorious character who breaks the law every morning by getting dressed: a charmer as slippery as the frogs she hunts. In thrilling, cinematic style, FROG MUSIC digs up a long-forgotten, never-solved crime. Full of songs that migrated across the world, Emma Donoghue's lyrical tale of love and bloodshed among lowlifes captures the pulse of a boomtown like no other"--
Room by Lenny Abrahamson( Visual )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After five-year old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed environment that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a miraculous discovery: the outside world
Astray by Emma Donoghue( Book )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories featuring a cross-section of society including runaways, drifters, gold miners, counterfeiters, attorneys, and slaves from Puritan Massachusetts and revolutionary New Jersey to antebellum Louisiana
Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue( Book )

39 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Saunders, the young daughter of a poor seamstress, is lured into prostitution at age thirteen. Forced to flee from debt and a hired killer, Mary ends up in Monmouth, her mother's home town, where she tries to start a new life as a maid. Set in London and Monmouth and loosely based on a murder that took place in 1763
Room : a novel by Emma Donoghue( Recording )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape
The sealed letter by Emma Donoghue( Book )

46 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily "Fido" Faithfull, a spinster pioneer in the British women's movement, is distracted from her cause by the details of her friend's failing marriage and affair with a young army officer, in this drama of friends, lovers, and divorce, Victorian style
The wonder : a novel by Emma Donoghue( Book )

23 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O'Donnell, who is said to be living without food, and a journalist is sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale's Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl. As Anna's life ebbs away, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child but for that child's very survival. Haunting and magnetic, The Wonder is a searing examination of doubt, faith, and what nourishes us, body and soul. Written with all the propulsive tension that made Donoghue's Room a huge bestseller, it works beautifully on many levels -- an intimate tale of two strangers who transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a spellbinding story of love pitted against evil." -- from back cover
Life mask by Emma Donoghue( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In eighteenth-century England, the eccentric widow Mrs. Damer works as the period's only woman sculptor, the horse race innovator Lord Derby endures public mockery, and a Drury Lane actress endeavors to gain entry into aristocratic circles
Frog music : a novel by Emma Donoghue( Recording )

22 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco, 1876, is having a heatwave to break all records and there is an outbreak of smallpox as well. Jenny is shot dead in a railway station, but her friend Blanche survives. Blanche vows to do everything she can to find Jenny's killer. As she searches, she finds out that Jenny had a secret life: that she was a notorious law-breaker and charmer, a free-love bohemian who mixed in with a dangerous crowd. As Blanche pieces the story together, Jenny's murderer may be coming after her next
Inseparable : desire between women in literature by Emma Donoghue( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the little-known literary tradition of love between women in Western literature, from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Charlotte Brontë, Dickens, Agatha Christie, and many more. Donoghue examines how desire between women in English literature has been portrayed, from schoolgirls and vampires to runaway wives, from cross-dressing knights to contemporary murder stories. She writes about the half-dozen contrasting girl-girl plots that have been retold throughout the centuries; explores the writings of Sade, Diderot, Balzac, Thomas Hardy, H. Rider Haggard, Elizabeth Bowen and others and the ways in which the woman who desires women has been cast as not quite human, as ghost or vampire; she writes about the ever-present triangle, in which a woman and a man compete for the heroine's love, and about how and why same-sex attraction is surprisingly ubiquitous in crime fiction, from the work of Wilkie Collins and Dorothy L. Sayers to that of P.D. James. Finally she examines the plotline that has dominated writings about desire between women since the late nineteenth century: how a woman's life is turned upside down by the realization that she desires another woman, showing how this narrative pattern has remained popular and how it has taken many forms--From publisher description
Landing by Emma Donoghue( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of a year, the lives of two women--Sile, a flight attendant and world traveler, and Jude, a young archivist stubbornly attached to the town of Ireland, Ontario--intersect, in a story that reveals the joys and sorrows of a long-distance relationship
Kissing the witch : old tales in new skins by Emma Donoghue( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of thirteen interconnected stories that give old fairy tales a new twist
Touchy subjects : stories by Emma Donoghue( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen stories focus on a theme of struggles in the private arena that are brought about as a result of public controversies, from an older man who finds religion and wants to have a child, to a coach's son who discovers his sexuality on a football field
The wonder : a novel by Emma Donoghue( Recording )

13 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired to care for a small Irish village girl said to have miraculously survived on nothing but "manna from heaven" for months, a journalist and nurse veteran of Florence Nightingale's Crimean campaign quickly finds herself fighting to save the child's life
Hood by Emma Donoghue( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romance between two lesbians in Ireland, from its beginning in school to its dissolution in death. Repeatedly they break up, come together, break up again, then one has an accident. The survivor describes their relationship against the background of a very straight society. By the author of Stir-fry
The woman who gave birth to rabbits : stories by Emma Donoghue( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories depicts the bizarre sideshows of humanity lost to traditional history as seen through obscure historic records, including the tale of a seventeenth-century countess who ran away to Italy disguised as a man
Astray by Emma Donoghue( Recording )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress. With rich historical detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, antebellum Louisiana to the Toronto highway, lighting up four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present
Stir-fry : a novel by Emma Donoghue( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Irish girl's discovery of homosexuality and lesbianism and the effect it has on her. On arriving in Dublin to study at the university, she moves into a flat with two women and catches them kissing. Next, she develops a crush on a student, only to learn he is gay. First novel by the author of Passions Between Women: British Lesbian Culture, 1668-1801
Passions between women : British lesbian culture, 1668-1801 by Emma Donoghue( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far from being invisible, the figure of the woman who felt passion for women was a subject of confusion and contradiction: she could be put in a freak show as a "hermaphrodite," revered as a "romantic friend," or jailed as a "female husband." By examining a wealth of new medical, legal, and erotic source material, and rereading the classics of English literature, Emma Donoghue has uncovered narratives of an astonishing range of lesbian and bisexual identities in Britain between 1668 and 1801
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Room : a novel
Alternative Names
Donaghue, Emma 1969-

Donoghue, Emma Mary

Donohjū, Emma 1969-

Emma Donoghue Canadees auteur

Emma Donoghue escritora e historiadora de la literatura

Emma Donoghue irische Schriftstellerin

Emma Donoghue Irish novelist, playwright, short-story writer and historian

Emma Donoghue irsk-canadisk forfatter

Emma Donoghue novel·lista, dramaturga i historiadora literària irlandesa

Emma Donoghue scrittrice, drammaturga e sceneggiatrice irlandese

Ема Донахю

דונהיו, אמה 1969-

اما داناهیو

도노휴, 엠마 1969-

에마 도너휴 아일랜드 태생의 소설가, 극작가


ドナヒュー, エマ


SlammerkinRoom : a novelThe sealed letterLife maskInseparable : desire between women in literatureLandingKissing the witch : old tales in new skinsTouchy subjects : stories