Astray
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Hachette Audio, 2012.
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Emma Donoghue., Emma Donoghue|AUTHOR., Suzanne Toren|READER., Dion Graham|READER., Robert Petkoff|READER., & James Langton|READER. (2012). Astray . Hachette Audio.

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Emma Donoghue et al.. 2012. Astray. Hachette Audio.

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Emma Donoghue et al.. Astray Hachette Audio, 2012.

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Emma Donoghue, et al. Astray Hachette Audio, 2012.

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    [synopsis] => From the New York Times bestselling author of Room comes a moving set of historical stories spanning centuries and continents.

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 The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress.



 With rich historical detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, antebellum Louisiana to the Toronto highway, lighting up four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present. Astray offers us a surprising and moving history for restless times.  Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish emigrant twice over: she spent eight years in Cambridge doing a PhD in eighteenth-century literature before moving to London, Ontario, where she lives with her partner and their two children. She also migrates between genres, writing literary history, biography, stage and radio plays as well as fairy tales and short stories. 

 She is best known for her novels, which range from the historical (Frog Music, Slammerkin, Life Mask, Landing, The Sealed Letter) to the contemporary (Akin, Stir-Fry, Hood, Landing). Her international bestseller Room was a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and was a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange Prizes. "Time and again, Emma Donoghue writes books that are unlike anything I have ever seen before, and ASTRAY is no exception. There is such a deep and compassionate imagination at work in every story in this collection that ASTRAY feels almost like an act of clairvoyance."--Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder "Emma Donoghue is one of the great literary ventriloquists of our time. Her imagination is kaleidoscopic. She steps borders and boundaries with great ease and style. In her hands the centuries dissolve, and then they crystallize back again into powerful words on the page."-Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin "This book demonstrates once again that there's little she can't do well; indeed, the afterword is as moving as the stories....The short story can be a precious, self-enclosed form, but in Donoghue's bold hands, it crosses continents and centuries to claim kinship with many kinds of people.... Another exciting change of pace from the protean Donoghue."-Kirkus Reviews "...Masterful.... Revolutionary-era New Jersey, Civil War-era Texas, the gold rush Yukon, and many other settings come to life in this wonderfully imaginative, transporting collection."-Kristine Huntley, Booklist (Starred Review) "Donoghue applies her talents for characterization and depth of feeling over and over again as she documents restless wanderers and lost souls across four generations, each in a world as strange and real as the last."-Emily Temple, Flavorpill "Donoghue's affinity for yesteryear's untold tales is charming, and her talent for dialect is hard to overstate, which is why it's the first-person stories in ASTRAY that shine brightest....Each and every one of Donoghue's characters leaves an impression."-Time "Donoghue establishes a distinct voice and person [and] the stories are vivid, curious, and honest..."-Publishers Weekly "[The] tales...feel like discoveries, stories that were waiting to be told."-Stephan Lee, Entertainment Weekly "This collection is filled with such acts of imaginative sympathy-each chiseling all that one can, from what Donoghue aptly describes as 'the shadowy mass of all that's been lost.'"-Mike Fischer, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The stories are taut, vivid and memorable, and the collection reveals Donoghue's remarkable gift for placing herself in the minds of people who otherwise might be lost to history."-Margaret Quamme, The Columbus Dispatch "The stories are showcases for a wid
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