Astray

by Donoghue, Emma, 1969-

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 12 of 12 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Fiction FIC DONOGHUE Emma
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Fiction F DON
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Fiction FIC DONOGHUE
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction DONOGHUE Emma
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Northland Public Library Fiction FIC DONOGHUE
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Summary
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.
Contents
Man and boy
Onward
The widow's cruse
Last supper at Brown's
Counting the days
Snowblind
The long way home
The body swap
The gift
The lost seed
Vanitas
The hunt
Daddy's girl
What remains.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Inspired by various newspaper articles and stories from the last four centuries, Booker Prize finalist Donoghue's (Room, 2010) masterful new short story collection explores the ways people's lives can take unexpected and unprepared-for turns. A fallen woman in Victorian England supports herself and her child by the only means available to her until her younger brother comes up with another option. As the Civil War rages on, a slave and his mistress plot a daring escape. A bitter Puritan seeks revenge upon two women who spurned him. A woman sails toward Canada to join her husband, not knowing he's fallen gravely ill with cholera. A lawyer sets his sights on a wealthy young widow who seeks his help. A young woman makes a startling discovery about her politically powerful father after his death in New York City at the dawn of the twentieth century. Donoghue details the particular historical source that inspired her at the end of each story, and she discusses how each one fits in with her overall theme in the afterword. 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.--Huntley, Kristine Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The stories in Donoghue's new collection all come, to varying degrees, from historical records; the author of Room, who studied 18th-century literature at Cambridge, has a gift for reading historical documents and picking out the odd, telling detail. There's the Plymouth Plantation man who accuses his neighbors of indecency, in "The Lost Seed"; the woman who gives her daughter up for adoption, then writes the Children's Aid Society demanding her return, in "The Gift"; the Tammany Hall bigwig found to be a woman, in "Daddy's Girl"; all outlines begging to be filled in. The 14 stories are all short (many too short), and by the time they've set up the circumstances and the era, they're almost done, and we're leaving characters we know as creatures of a time and place rather than individuals. When Donoghue establishes a distinct voice and person, the stories are vivid, curious, and honest: we'll remember the serial Puritan accuser and the young German soldier in revolutionary America long after we've forgotten other characters-like Jumbo the Victorian elephant and his keeper or the men who tried to hold Abraham Lincoln's body for ransom-in stories that are notable more for the historical moments they reconstruct than for the people who inhabit them. Agent: Kathleen Anderson. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Short stories.
Publisher New York :Little, Brown and Co.,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description x, 275 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780316206297
0316206296
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