Akin, with Emma Donoghue

Thursday, September 19th, 2019, 6 p.m.

New York Times bestselling author Emma Donoghue (Room) presents her next masterpiece, Akin, in which a retired New York professor's life is thrown into chaos when he takes a young great-nephew to the French Riviera, in hopes of uncovering his own mother's wartime secrets.

Written with all the tenderness and psychological intensity that made Room an international bestseller, Akin is a funny, heart-wrenching tale of an old man and a boy, born two generations apart, who unpick their painful story and start to write a new one together.
 
About the author: Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish emigrant twice over: she spent eight years in Cambridge doing a PhD in eighteenth-century literature before moving to London, Ontario, where she lives with her French partner and their two children.Her fascination with Nice developed over the two years her family have spent in that city.
 
She also migrates between genres, writing literary history, biography, stage and radio plays as well as fairy tales and short stories. She is best known for her novels, which range from the historical (Slammerkin, Life Mask, Landing, The Sealed Letter) to the contemporary (Stir-Fry, Hood, Landing). Her international bestseller Room was a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and was a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange Prizes.
Event date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Akin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316491990
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 10th, 2019

The "soul stirring" masterpiece by the New York Times bestselling author of Room: A retired professor's life is thrown into chaos when he takes his great-nephew to the French Riviera (O Magazine)


Room: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316098328
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 18th, 2011

Held captive for years in a small shed, a woman and her precocious young son finally gain their freedom, and the boy experiences the outside world for the first time.

Inspiration for the MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Academy Award winner Brie Larson


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