Main Street Readers is a free and open book club held at Main Street Books on the third Tuesday of every month. No registration necessary.
About May's selection, The Wonder by Emma Donoghue:
The Irish Midlands, 1859. An English nurse, Lib Wright, is summoned to a tiny village to observe what some are claiming as a medical anomaly or a miracle - a girl said to have survived without food for months. Tourists have flocked to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O'Donnell, and a journalist has come down to cover the sensation. The Wonder is a tale of two strangers who transform each other's lives, a psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.
Donoghue’s ninth novel – her first historical one set in her homeland of Ireland - was a bestseller in Canada even before publication, and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize there, as well as for Ireland's Kerry Group Novel of the Year and a Shirley Jackson Award for the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic as well as a Medici Award for book-club favourites. It is out or forthcoming in Italian, Swedish, Spanish, German, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Bulgarian, Turkish, Hungarian and Macedonian. Donoghue is now adapting The Wonder into a feature film.