Hood By Emma Donoghue - “Profoundly moving” (Kirkus Reviews). Cara and Penelope fell in love as children, but when an unthinkable tragedy strikes, Penelope must learn how to move forward. From the New York Times bestselling author of Room comes a “love story that well conveys the complexities and nuances of intimate relationships” (Booklist).
.-- nominated for this year's Orange Prize-- The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue (Picador) - The Sealed Letter, set in Victorian England in 1864, is based on a scandalous divorce case of the time ~ 4.7 stars, loved this wonderfully detailed novel that left me with much to think about in regards to the history of divorce and the women's movement
Emma Donoghue mma Donoghue (born 24 October 1969) is an Irish-born playwright, literary historian and novelist now living in Canada. Her 2010 novel Room was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and an international best-seller. Donoghue's 1995 novel Hood won the Stonewall Book Award and Slammerkin (2000) won the Ferro-Grumley Award for Lesbian Fiction. #baybookfest
Wikipedia.org/ Emma Donoghue--(born 1969) is an Irish-Canadian playwright, literary historian, novelist, & screenwriter. Her 2010 novel Room was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize & an international best-seller. Donoghue's 1995 novel Hood won the Stonewall Book Award. & Slammerkin (2000) won the Ferro-Grumley Award for Lesbian Fiction. Room was adapted into a film of the same name, which Donoghue wrote the screenplay for, & she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
“In the world I notice persons are nearly always stressed and have no time...I don't know how persons with jobs do the jobs and all the living as well...I guess the time gets spread very thin like butter all over the world, the roads and houses and playgrounds and stores, so there's only a little smear of time on each place, then everyone has to hurry on to the next bit.” ― Emma Donoghue, Room