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Donoghue, Emma 1969-

Works: 134 works in 982 publications in 25 languages and 37,514 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Suspense fiction  Short stories  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PR6054.O547, 823.914
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Room : a novel by Emma Donoghue( Book )
188 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 23 languages and held by 6,468 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 )
43 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,094 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( visu )
38 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,570 libraries worldwide
Een 5-jarige jongen heeft jarenlang met zijn moeder opgesloten gezeten en moet na zijn bevrijding leren hoe het er in de wereld aan toe gaat
The wonder : a novel by Emma Donoghue( Book )
42 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,357 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."--Back cover
Astray by Emma Donoghue( Book )
33 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,021 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 )
45 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,928 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 )
34 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,855 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 )
53 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,783 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 ayoung army officer, in this drama of friends, lovers, and divorce, Victorian style
Life mask by Emma Donoghue( Book )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,360 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 )
27 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,146 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 )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,047 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 )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,014 libraries worldwide
SIle is an Irish flight attendant turning forty. Jude is a twenty-five-year-old archivist, stubbornly attached to her tiny Ontario hometown. On Jude's first plane trip, their two worlds meet, and over the course of the next year, their lives are drawn into a new, shaky orbit.>
The wonder : a novel by Emma Donoghue( Sound Recording )
25 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 978 libraries worldwide
Hired to care for a small Irish village girl said to have miraculously survived on nothing but "manna from heaven" for months, Lib Wright, a journalist and nurse veteran of Florence Nightingale's Crimean campaign, expects to expose the fast as a hoax within days. But the long hours she spends with Anna begin to erode the assumptions about the child, the Irish, and herself
Kissing the witch : old tales in new skins by Emma Donoghue( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 922 libraries worldwide
A collection of thirteen interconnected stories that give old fairy tales a new twist
The Lotterys plus one by Emma Donoghue( Book )
15 editions published in 2017 in 3 languages and held by 903 libraries worldwide
Once upon a time, two couples with Jamaican, Mohawk, Indian, and Scottish ethnic roots won the lottery and bought a big house where all of them, four adults and seven adopted and biological children, could live together in harmony, but change is inevitable, especially when a disagreeable grandfather comes to stay
Touchy subjects : stories by Emma Donoghue( Book )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 871 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
Hood by Emma Donoghue( Book )
30 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 702 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 )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 650 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 goldminers 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, light up four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present. Astray offers us a surprising and moving history for restless times
The woman who gave birth to rabbits : stories by Emma Donoghue( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 644 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
Stir-fry : a novel by Emma Donoghue( Book )
24 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 527 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
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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 irsk-canadisk forfatter
Emma Donoghue novel·lista, dramaturga i historiadora literària irlandesa
Emma Donoghue scrittrice, drammaturga e sceneggiatrice irlandese
Ема Донахю
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דונהיו, אמה 1969-
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도노휴, 엠마 1969-
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