March’s book is Emma Donoghue’s 2016 novel The Wonder, in which an eleven-year-old girl is purported to have gone without eating for months in a mid-19th century Irish village. English nurse Lib Wright is sent over to see if the rumor is true and that the girl is truly subsisting on nothing. Refusing to believe, Lib is determined to end the hoax within days, but she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the “living wonder.” Copies of the book are available to check out at the library’s front desk.
When: Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Where: North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter Street