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Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue

·3.96·737,749 Ratings
“ I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think. ” ― Rumi
Authors' Books
  • Like a Charm

    2004·
    ·3.53·1,179 Ratings
    Desire leaves a man destroyed – a young girl's curiosity reveals secrets better left hidden – an accidental encounter on a train ends violently – ambition leads to a curious exchange – an uncanny likeness changes two lives forever.A novel in sixte
  • The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits: Stories

    2003·
    ·3.54·963 Ratings
    Emma Donoghue, celebrated author of Slammerskin, vividly animates hidden scraps of the past in this remarkable collection. An engraving of a woman giving birth to rabbits, a plague ballad, theological pamphlets, and an articulated skeleton are ingeniously
  • Patience & Sarah

    2005·
    ·3.92·3,534 Ratings
    Set in the nineteenth century, Isabel Miller's classic lesbian novel traces the relationship between Patience White, a painter, and Sarah Dowling, a farmer, whose romantic bond does not sit well with the puritanical New England farming community in which
  • Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel

    2000·
    ·3.38·530 Ratings
    A novel by Maeve Binchy, Clare Boylan, Emma Donoghue, Anne Haverty, Eilis Ni Dhuibhne, Kate O'Riordan, Deirdre Purcell; devised and edited by Dermot Bolger.A year has passed since the closing of Finbar's Hotel, a down-on-its-heels hotel on the Dublin quay
  • Hood

    1998·
    ·3.58·1,772 Ratings
    A tale of grief and lust, frustration and hilarity, death and family.Penelope O’Grady and Cara Wall are risking disaster when, like teenagers in any intolerant time and place—here, a Dublin convent school in the late 1970s—they fall in love. Yet Car
  • Touchy Subjects: Stories

    2006·
    ·3.49·804 Ratings
    In this sparkling collection of nineteen stories, the bestselling author of Slammerkin returns to contemporary affairs, exposing the private dilemmas that result from some of our most public controversies. A man finds God and finally wants to father a chi
  • Landing

    2007·
    ·3.41·2,910 Ratings
    A delightful, old-fashioned love story with a uniquely twenty-first-century twist, Landing is a romantic comedy that explores the pleasures and sorrows of long-distance relationships--the kind millions of us now maintain mostly by plane, phone, and Intern
  • Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

    1999·
    ·3.9·5,476 Ratings
    Thirteen tales are unspun from the deeply familiar, and woven anew into a collection of fairy tales that wind back through time. Acclaimed Irish author Emma Donoghue reveals heroines young and old in unexpected alliances--sometimes treacherous, sometimes
  • Life Mask

    2005·
    ·3.49·1,806 Ratings
    Lord Derby, unhappily married and the inventor of the horse race that bears his name, is the steadfast suitor of England's leading comedy star, Eliza Farren. When the working-class actress begins a deep friendship with the aristocratic widow Anne Damer, a
  • Stir-Fry

    2006·
    ·3.58·1,492 Ratings
    "Exhilarating...irreverent, and extremely funny,"- Ms.Seventeen and sure of nothing, Maria has left her parents' small-town grocery for university life in Dublin. An ad in the Student Union - "2 ♀ seek flatmate. No bigots." - leads Maria to a home with
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