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The Pull of the Stars: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Donoghue, Emma
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Historical
  FICTION / Medical
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: July 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.01in
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$ 33.99
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From The Publisher*

Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and ROOM.

In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city center, where expectant mothers who have come down with the terrible new Flu are quarantined together. Into Julia's regimented world step two outsiders-Doctor Kathleen Lynn, on the run from the police, and a young volunteer helper, Bridie Sweeney.

In the darkness and intensity of this tiny ward, over three days, these women change each other's lives in unexpected ways. They lose patients to this baffling pandemic, but they also shepherd new life into a fearful world. With tireless tenderness and humanity, carers and mothers alike somehow do their impossible work.

In The Pull of the Stars, Emma Donoghue once again finds the light in the darkness in this new classic of hope and survival against all odds. 
Review Quote*"Donoghue. . . . offers vivid characters and a gripping portrait of a world beset by a pandemic and political uncertainty. A fascinating read in these difficult times."
Review Quote*"Darkly compelling, illuminated by the light of compassion and tenderness: Donoghue's best novel since Room." 
Review Quote*"Searing… Donoghue's evocation of the 1918 flu, and the valor it demands of health-care workers, will stay with readers."   
Review Quote*"Eerily relevant"
Review Quote*"Donoghue, a first-rate historical novelist, skillfully weaves the era's primitive medical understanding and social prejudices into her moving story of three caregivers with little but loving care to give."