Category: Book
By (author): Donoghue, Emma
Subject:  FICTION / Christian / Historical
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Historical / Medieval
  FICTION / Literary
Audience: general/trade
Awards: The New Yorker Best Books of the Year
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: August 2023
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.61in
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From The Publisher*In a time of plague and terror, three men abandon their familiar world and set out in a small boat for an island they don't know exists, with only faith and devotion to guide them In seventh-century Ireland, a scholar priest named Artt has a dream in which God tells him to leave the sinful world behind. With two monks-young Trian and old Cormac-he rows down the River Shannon in search of an isolated spot in which to found a monastery. Drifting out into the Atlantic, the three men find the impossibly steep, bare island known today as Skellig Michael. In such a place, what will survival mean?
Review Quote*

"Combines pressure-cooker intensity + radical isolation, to stunning effect." - @MargaretAtwood

"Told with the clarity of a fable, Haven transports us into territories unknown, where 'fog makes an island of every man.' Donoghue's men of the cloth confront challenges that rattle not only their faith in God, but their faith in each other and in the natural world. This is a patient, thoughtful novel with much to say about spirituality, hope, and human failure, and about the miracle of mercy." - Esi Edugyan, author of Washington Black

"Haven is a beautiful and timely novel about isolation, passion and the conflict between obedience and self-preservation. The island setting and the characters stayed with me long after I finished reading." - Sarah Moss, author of Ghost Wall

"[A] moving tale with a pervading sense of unease that grips you till the last page." - Globe and Mail (Toronto)

"Haven contains subtle, vibrating tension." - Toronto Star

"Donoghue conjures the same magic [as Room] with her latest novel, Haven." - Reader's Digest Canada

"It's clear there's no century in the history of this world that couldn't be teased into a compelling read by author Emma Donoghue." - London Free Press

Biographical NoteBorn in Dublin in 1969, EMMA DONOGHUE is a novelist, screenwriter and playwright. Her novel Room sold more than two million copies and won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Canada and the Caribbean). It was also shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Orange Prizes. Donoghue scripted the Canadian-Irish film Room, which was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Her fiction ranges from the contemporary (Stir-Fry, Hood, Landing, Touchy Subjects, Akin) to the historical (Slammerkin, The Sealed Letter, Astray, Frog Music, The Pull of the Stars). The Wonder was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and Donoghue co-wrote the screenplay of the 2022 Netflix film version starring Florence Pugh. She has also written two books for young readers, The Lotterys Plus One and The Lotterys More or Less.