RM Books & Music: Room & Dara Maclean

Check out Emma Donoghue’s latest novel, Room, a story narrated by a child whose life revolves around being held captive in one room with his mother.  Then listen to Dara Maclean, a new artist whose debut album will blow you away with her feel-good sound and thought-provoking lyrics!

Room by Emma Donoghue

Staff Pick!

“Emma Donoghue’s remarkable new novel, “Room,” is built on two intense constraints: the limited point of view of the narrator, a 5-year-old boy named Jack; and the confines of Jack’s physical world, an 11-by-11-foot room where he lives with his mother… Donoghue navigates beautifully around these limitations. Jack’s voice is one of the pure triumphs of the novel: in him, she has invented a child narrator who is one of the most engaging in years — his voice so pervasive I could hear him chatting away during the day when I wasn’t reading the book.”Aimee Bender, NY Times Sunday Book Review

“I would assume that a child cooped up in a single room would be intellectually behind and Jack and Ma wouldn’t make for interesting reading. Well, Jack’s opening narration changed all that and Donoghue gave Ma a wonderful way of making everything either a game or a teaching moment; very ingenious. It was a way of saying a mother would do anything for her child, even setting aside her own fears and depression.” - Melissa Ward, blogger

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You Got My Attention By Dara Maclean

Staff & RebelMom Pick !

Dara Maclean – You Tube Video – Suitcases

You’ll be inspired by Suitcases. It’s one of those songs that you should play over and over again if you are trying to overcome something troubling – “open your heart and let down your guard.” – RebelMom

“Dara Maclean is a moving and powerful vocalist. There is an incandescence to her voice that serves every song perfectly. It glows warmly and softly on a ballad, and then on the next uptempo track it shines as brightly as a spotlight on the red carpet. As impressive as her stylistic range is, Maclean’s true gift is her ability to control the power of her vocal instrument. Not only does she shine her light on these songs — she decides just what wattage best suits each track. Her instincts as a performer are impeccable.” - Greg Victor, Parcbench

You Got My Attention - Dara Maclean

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