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Critical Praise

"Donoghue (The Sealed Letter) skillfully builds a suspenseful narrative evoking fear and hate and hope --- but most of all, the triumph of a mother's ferocious love. Highly recommended for readers of popular fiction."

Library Journal

"Room is sophisticated in outlook and execution."

The New York Times

"While there have been several true-life stories of women and children held captive, little has been written about the pain of re-entry, and Donoghue's bravado in investigating that potentially terrifying transformation grants the novel a frightening resonance that will keep readers rapt."

Publishers Weekly