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Donoghue, Emma 1969-

Works: 91 works in 586 publications in 22 languages and 28,288 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PR6054.O547, 823.914
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Publications about Emma Donoghue
Publications by Emma Donoghue
Most widely held works by Emma Donoghue
Room : a novel by Emma Donoghue( Book )
118 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 5,530 libraries worldwide
It's Jack's birthday and he's excited about turning five. Jack lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures 11 feet by 11 feet. He loves watching TV but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real. Until the day Ma admits that there's a world outside
Frog music : a novel by Emma Donoghue( Book )
30 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,735 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"--
Astray by Emma Donoghue( Book )
26 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,049 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 2,017 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( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,851 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 )
44 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,776 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
Life mask by Emma Donoghue( Book )
24 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,448 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( Sound Recording )
15 editions published in 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,124 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
Landing by Emma Donoghue( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,041 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
Inseparable : desire between women in literature by Emma Donoghue( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,020 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
Touchy subjects : stories by Emma Donoghue( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 909 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
Kissing the witch : old tales in new skins by Emma Donoghue( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 841 libraries worldwide
A collection of thirteen interconnected stories that give old fairy tales a new twist
The woman who gave birth to rabbits : stories by Emma Donoghue( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 722 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
Hood by Emma Donoghue( Book )
23 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 688 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
Astray by Emma Donoghue( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 687 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 )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 547 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
Poems between women : four centuries of love, romantic friendship, and desire by E Donoghue( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
The collection Poems Between Women explores many facets of female-female relationships in poems not only about love or affection between or inspired by women but also about the moments that complicate and call into question the nature of sexuality and intimacy between women. Including women married and single, young and old, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual, the anthology covers historical development and changing mores through the seventeenth century, after the Restoration of Charles II, a time of relative freedom for women; the eighteenth century, when the cult of romantic friendship reached its peak; the nineteenth century, when women writers wrote about issues of same-sex desire indirectly and explored complex issues such as death in tones of weariness and resignation; and the twentieth century, when poets began to engage in more overt explorations of women's bodies, sensuality, and lovemaking. Emma Donoghue's introduction deftly guides readers into the rich tradition of women's poetry in English, exploring the relationships between poets and their muses and poets and their cultures. Poems Between Women is testimony not only to the recurring theme of the unique bonds among women but also to the universality of love, friendship, and creativity
Passions between women : British lesbian culture, 1668-1801 by Emma Donoghue( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 496 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
We are Michael Field by Emma Donoghue( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Biography of the aunt and niece who wrote together under the pseudonym of Michael Field
Landing a novel by Emma Donoghue( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Sile is a stylish citizen of the new Dublin, a veteran flight attendant who's traveled the world. Jude is a twenty-five-year-old archivist, stubbornly attached to the tiny town of Ireland, Ontario, in which she was born and raised. On her first plane trip, Jude's and Sile's worlds touch and snag at Heathrow Airport. In the course of the next year, their lives, and those of their friends and families, will be drawn into a new, shaky orbit
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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
דונהיו, אמה 1969-
اما داناهیو
ドナヒュー, エマ
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