Thu., Oct. 6, 7-9 p.m. 2016
From the venue:Escape from the Room and enter into the sopping greens of Irish Midlands as Emma Donoghue (above) explores a miracle in her newest psychological thriller, The Wonder. An English nurse arrives in a small Irish village to observe and care for 11-year-old Anna Oâ€™Donnell, who is living solely on spiritual nourishment â€“â€“ a manna-feast. Tourists travel to Annaâ€™s home to witness the divine wonder, but she soon becomes deathly ill. Love and evil battle for victory in the nurseâ€™s fight to save Anna. Atlanta-based New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson joins Donoghue for a discussion about the power strangers have to transform one anotherâ€™s lives.