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Top 40 Book Club : Top 40 Book Club Reads 2018
[ FICTION [ The Wonder Emma Donoghue Prize-winning author Emma Donoghue’s latest novel tells the dark and suspenseful story of 11-year-old Anna who, it is claimed, has survived for months without eating and exists solely on “manna” from heaven. Set in a remote village in 19th century Ireland, The Wonder explores themes of religion and superstition, morality and evil, friendship and family. Told through the eyes of Lib Wright, an English nurse engaged to ‘watch’ Anna for signs of secret eating, the book raises many compelling questions for the reader. Is Anna really existing on faith alone or is she a fraud? What role does her family play in the unfolding drama? What of Anna’s intense grief for her dead brother? Can the slow decline of the little girl be allowed to continue and how will her life ultimately play out? What should I read next? The Good People by Hannah Kent Borrow the e-book through BorrowBox now! [14 [
Top 40 Book Club Reads 2017