Emma Donaghue’s Room was a literary sensation when it was first released in 2010. Narrated by five-year old Jack, it told the story of his and his mother’s confinement to a single room. (A film adaptation scored Brie Larson a Best Actress Oscar.) Her latest is Akin, another story about a boy who’s ill equipped to navigate the adult world. In this case it’s eleven-year old Michael, an orphan who journeys with a distant great-uncle to uncover some ugly family history from World War II. The book’s out Tuesday and early reviews aren’t great; regardless, Donaghue is talking and signing at Wheeler Library in North Stonington (just over the border past Hopkinton).
The event is free and open to the public but advance registration is encouraged.