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Room

Label
Room
Title
Room
Statement of responsibility
by Emma Donoghue
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 LarsonTo 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 visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating—a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child
Summary
A 5-year-old narrates a riveting story about his life growing up in a single room where his mother aims to protect him from the man who has held her prisoner for seven years since she was a teenager.
Theme
Storyline
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2011.
  • Alex Award, 2011.
  • CBA Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, 2011.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Caribbean and Canada: Best Book, 2011.
  • Evergreen Award (Ontario), 2011.
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2010.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Fiction, 2011.
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award for Grades 9-12, 2012.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
  • Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, 2010.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
355706
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donoghue, Emma
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
730
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Room
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:54ab1fd6-1aa1-4243-b5bd-5edf9378f9ea
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780316174626
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Room
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:54ab1fd6-1aa1-4243-b5bd-5edf9378f9ea
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780316174626
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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