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Metropolitain Brasserie700 Sussex Dr.

Literary Luncheon with Emma Donoghue

Literary Luncheon with Emma Donoghue

Metropolitain Brasserie
700 Sussex Dr.
Emma Donoghue
Join us at Metropolitain Brasserie for a delicious lunch and a conversation with acclaimed author Emma Donoghue

Each ticket includes a tasty meal, good company, great conversation and a copy of her new novel,  The Wonder, to get signed. Better yet, all proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs.

A magnetic novel written with all the spare and propulsive tension that made  Room  a huge bestseller,  The Wonder  works beautifully on many levels—a simple tale of two strangers who will transform each others lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks. A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna ODonnells fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls “manna from heaven,” the story of the “miracle” has reached a fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the ODonnell familys modest cabin hoping to witness it, and an international journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

Roasted chicken supreme, mashed yukon gold potatoes , steamed asparagus, natural gravy
Lake Erie Walleye, wild rice, rainbow carrots, ginger lime emulsion
Chorizo sausage, portobello, sun dried tomatoes, basil and spinach pesto, rigatoni, parmesan (veg option: without chorizo)
Red fruit and Sicilian Lemon Cake
- almond biscuit, lemon cream, raspberry mousse, red and black currants and raspberries

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