ROOM by Emma Donoghue – A From Left to Write Book Club

ROOM by Emma Donoghue

How does a 5-year-old think? What would it be like to never be allowed to leave one room? How deep is a mother’s love for her child? Read the stories the From Left to Write bloggers are sharing today, inspired by book ROOM by Emma Donoghue.

Also, From Left to Write is giving away one copy of ROOM to a lucky reader. Read the giveaway details below to enter.

About the book:

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it’s not enough…not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son’s bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, ROOM is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.

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Pre-order your copy of ROOM by Emma Donoghue (the book will be released September 13).

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To enter to win a copy of ROOM by Emma Donoghue, please comment on the post below.


-Only one comment/entry per person.

-A Valid email address must be entered in the private “email” section of the comment (not in the comment text). If a valid email address is not provided, another winner will be chosen.

-Winner must be located in North America (Canada/US). Shipments can only be made to Canada/US.

-From Left to Write is not responsible for any lost packages or incorrect shipping addresses. The prize is not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded. Approximate value of the prize may vary.

-Winner will be chosen via on Thursday Sept 30th by 12pmPST.

Disclosure: From Left to Write did not receive compensation in any form for this post. The From Left to Write Book Club blogger members did receive copies of ROOM for review.

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  1. September 27, 2010