“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
The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue | September may signal the end of summer, but the literary world is heating up. Powerhouse authors like Jonathan Safran Foer, Ann Patchett, and Emma Donoghue are just a few of the names returning with page-turning reads this month. Pull up a chair and get cozy!
Room, by Emma Donoghue, is a story told through the eyes of a 5 year old named Jack. His mother has been a captive in the same room for many years, but to Jack it is the only home he has ever known. I do not want to give away anymore of the story, but it is a worth while read. There are many tenderhearted moments. You can understand where this little boy's love for his "Room" comes from and at the same time commiserate with his mother as to why she hates it.