Marilyn Herbert, the creator of Bookclub-in-a-Box, located in Toronto, Canada, is an international speaker and writer. As a former teacher and school librarian, she adapts her education skills to the effective and thought-provoking consideration of literary fiction and film. Bookclub-in-a-Box has over fifty published guides for contemporary novels. The company was established in 2002 and has an international customer base and subscriber list. Our discussion guides offer an interactive, yet educational, platform for interpreting and enjoying modern fiction. They are ideal for use by book club members, teachers, students, and all readers. Allison Cannon is an English graduate of Dalhousie University and a Ryerson Publishing student. She co-wrote this guide while she was an intern with Bookclub-in-a-Box.
Emma Donoghue's Roomby Book Club in a Box (Manufactured by)
Five-year-old Jack and his Ma live in Room, an eleven-foot-square shed in the backyard of their abductor and captor, Old Nick. Ma came to Room from outside, but Jack was born into it and has never known anything else. Despite their confinement, Ma creates an extraordinary situation for her son, filled with learning, creative activities, and fantastic stories like Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. But Jack is growing and Ma knows they must somehow escape. The challenge is how to do it. Ma and Jack have a plan that is a brave and scary, and they succeed against many odds. Room is a complex and richly thematic novel told from the innocent outlook and perspective of the small Jack. Included in the discussion guide is an exclusive Bookclub-in-a-Box interview with Emma Donoghue. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style and interesting background information on the novel and the author.
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