If you haven’t read Emma Donoghue’s novel Room yet, you’re probably sleeping well—but we’re here to warn you that you’ll be staying up until the wee hours once you start reading it. It’s a gripping story of a most unusual mother-son duo, told solely from the 5-year-old boy’s perspective, and it’s both terrifying and uplifting. We’re not going to say much more than that, because it’s best to read it without hearing too much in advance.
There’s lots to talk about, and one wonders how the author got herself so thoroughly inside the head of a little boy. So count us among the many looking forward to attending Donoghue’s talk and signing at Vroman’s on Sunday, May 22 at 5 p.m. See you there.