I just received this news from INFACT Canada and had to pass it along. THIS is a book that I'm dying to read!
Mother-child Themed Novel Nominated for Man Booker Prize
Room is an amazing novel of love and survival of a mother and her child living under the darkest of circumstances.Room by Emma Donoghue, is a must read for all involved in the breastfeeding movement. Her book Room nominated for worlds most prestigious book award, the Man Booker Prize in literature, is about a five year old boy, Jack and his mother who are held captive in a small room with no access to the outside world. Told from the voice of Jack, born in this extraordinary prison, is a powerful story of love between a mother and her child; about a mother who creates an imaginative life full of fun and invention with her child in the room and where having some – sometimes the left or sometimes the right – plays a key role in this unique relationship.
Emma Donoghue, born in Ireland, has two children and lives in London, Ontario.