Young Professionals Book Club: Room by Emma Donoghue
You are invited to join us for an interesting conversaition, and a fun time, at our next meeting of the Young Professionals Book Club on August 17. We are reading the critically acclaimed Room by Emma Donoghue, which promises to give us plenty to think, and talk about.
We meet in Meeting Room C of the Main branch at 7 pm. See you there!
In many ways, Jack is a typical 5-year-old. He likes to read books, watch TV, and play games with his Ma. But Jack is different in a big way--he has lived his entire life in a single room, sharing the tiny space with only his mother and an unnerving nighttime visitor known as Old Nick. For Jack, Room is the only world he knows, but for Ma, it is a prison in which she has tried to craft a normal life for her son. When their insular world suddenly expands beyond the confines of their four walls, the consequences are piercing and extraordinary. Despite its profoundly disturbing premise, Emma Donoghue's Room is rife with moments of hope and beauty, and the dogged determination to live, even in the most desolate circumstances. A stunning and original novel of survival in captivity, readers who enter Room will leave staggered, as though, like Jack, they are seeing the world for the very first time.