Books by Emma Donoghue

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Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction whose novels include the bestselling "Slammerkin," "The Sealed Letter," "Landing," "Life Mask," "Hood," and "Stirfry." Her story collections are "The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits," "Kissing the Witch," and "Touchy Subjects." She also writes literary history, and plays for stage and radio. She lives in London, Ontario, with her partner and their two small children.

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Touchy Subjects: Stories
by Emma Donoghue
In this sparkling collection of nineteen stories, the bestselling author of Slammerkin returns to contemporary affairs, exposing the private dilemmas that result from some of our most public controversies. A man finds God and finally wants to father a child-only his wife is now forty-two years old. A coach's son discovers his sexuality...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; LGBT Fiction
Astray
by Emma Donoghue
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 gold miners 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...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Literary Fiction
Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature
by Emma Donoghue
From a writer of astonishing versatility and erudition, the much-admired literary critic, novelist, short-story writer, and scholar (“Dazzling”— The Washington Post; “One of those rare writers who seems to be able to work on any register, any time, any atmosphere, and make it her own” — The Observer ), a book that explores...
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Categories: All LBGT; All Nonfiction
Passions Between Women
by Emma Donoghue
Passions Between Women looks at stories of lesbian desires, acts and identities from the Restoration to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Far from being invisible, the figure of the woman who felt passion for women in this period was a subject of confusion and contradiction: she could be put in a freak show as a...
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Categories: All LBGT; All Nonfiction; All Sex & Erotica; Historical Bios & Memoirs; History
We are Michael Field
by Emma Donoghue
In this profile, Emma Donoghue tells the story of two eccentric Victorian spinsters: Katherine Bradley (1846-1914) and her niece Edith Cooper (1862-1913); poets and lovers, who wrote together under the name of Michael Field. They wrote eleven volumes of poetry and thirty historical tragedies, but perhaps their best work - richest in...
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Categories: All LBGT; All Nonfiction; All Sex & Erotica; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Poetry
The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits: Stories (Harvest Book)
by Emma Donoghue
Emma Donoghue vividly brings to life stories inspired by her discoveries of fascinating, hidden scraps of the past. Here an engraving of a woman giving birth to rabbits, a plague ballad, surgical case notes, theological pamphlets, and an articulated skeleton are ingeniously fleshed out into rollicking, full-bodied fictions. Whether...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
Room (La cosmopolite) (French Edition)
by Emma Donoghue
« Room appartient à cette espère si rare, celle des vraies oeuvres d’art. Vous dire qu’il ne ressemble à aucun autre livre est pour moi le plus beau des compliments. Il suffit de décrire sa puissance, sa beauté sombre et pleine de révélations. » Michael Cunningham Sur le point de fêter ses cinq ans, Jack a les...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
Frog music: Traduit de l'anglais par Christine Barbaste (La cosmopolite) (French Edition)
by Emma Donoghue
À l’été 1876, la ville de San Francisco suffoque sous une chaleur accablante. Dans le saloon des McNamara, en lisière d’une voie ferrée, un coup de feu retentit dans la nuit. Blanche Beunon échappe de justesse à la mort qui n’épargne pas son amie Jenny. Inconsolable, Blanche va tout mettre en oeuvre pour confondre le...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
Zarte Landung (German Edition)
by Emma Donoghue
Sie begegnen sich auf einem Langstreckenflug nach London: Jude Turner und Síle O'Shaughnessy. Es ist Judes erster Flug überhaupt - Reiselust ist ihr fremd. Sie ist im beschaulichen Ireland, Ontario, verwurzelt und betreut dort ein kleines Heimatmuseum. Síle hingegen ist als Flugbegleiterin in ihrem Element. Sie lebt im quirligen...
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Categories: LGBT Fiction; Literary Fiction
Egarés (La cosmopolite)
by Emma Donoghue
Égarés est un recueil de quatorze nouvelles structuré en trois parties qui marquent les étapes de l’errance : le départ, la route et l’arrivée. Avec force détails historiques, l’auteur de Room nous entraîne du Massachussetts puritain au New Jersey révolutionnaire, en passant par la Louisiane belliqueuse, jusqu’aux...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
Emma Donoghue: Selected Plays
by Emma Donoghue
Kissing the Witch Adapted from her book of thirteen revisionist fairy tales of the same name, this play interweaves four classic plots – Beauty and the Beast, Donkeyskin, the Goose Girl, the Little Mermaid – with an invented one about a desperate girl going to a witch for help. Kissing the Witch finds the gritty in the...
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Categories: Drama; LGBT Fiction
Room: A Novel
by Emma Donoghue
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE -- nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best 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...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Frog Music: A Novel
by Emma Donoghue
From the author of the worldwide bestseller Room : "Her greatest achievement yet...Emma Donoghue shows more than range with FROG MUSIC--she shows genius." -- Darin Strauss, author of Half a Life Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Hood: A Novel
by Emma Donoghue
A tale of grief and lust, frustration and hilarity, death and family Penelope O’Grady and Cara Wall are risking disaster when, like teenagers in any intolerant time and place—here, a Dublin convent school in the late 1970s—they fall in love. Yet Cara, the free spirit, and Pen, the stoic, craft a bond so strong it seems as though...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction; LGBT Fiction
The Sealed Letter
by Emma Donoghue
Miss Emily "Fido" Faithfull is a "woman of business" and a spinster pioneer in the British women’s movement, independent of mind but naively trusting of heart. Distracted from her cause by the sudden return of a once-dear friend, the unhappily wed Helen Codrington, Fido is swept up in the intimate details of Helen’s failing...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; LGBT Fiction; Literary Fiction
Slammerkin
by Emma Donoghue
Slammerkin : A loose gown; a loose woman. Born to rough cloth in Hogarth's London, but longing for silk, Mary Saunders's eye for a shiny red ribbon leads her to prostitution at a young age. A dangerous misstep sends her fleeing to Monmouth, and the position of household seamstress, the ordinary life of an ordinary girl with no...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
Landing
by Emma Donoghue
A delightful, old-fashioned love story with a uniquely twenty-first-century twist, Landing is a romantic comedy that explores the pleasures and sorrows of long-distance relationships—the kind millions of us now maintain mostly by plane, phone, and Internet. Síle is a stylish citizen of the new Dublin, a veteran flight attendant...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; LGBT Fiction; Literary Fiction
Life Mask
by Emma Donoghue
The bestselling author of Slammerkin vividly brings to life the Beau Monde of late eighteenth-century England, turning the private drama of three celebrated Londoners into a robust, full-bodied portrait of a world on the brink of revolution. In a time of looming war, of glittering spectacle and financial disasters, the wealthy liberals...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Wonder
by Emma Donoghue
Named a Notable Book of 2016 by the Washington Post , one of Kirkus Reviews' "Best 100 Fiction Books of 2016," and one of Fresh Air's Maureen Corrigan's 10 Best Books of 2016 *The latest masterpiece by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room* In the latest masterpiece by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room...
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Categories: All Women's Fiction; Literary Fiction
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