The Pull of the Stars
  • Author : Emma Donoghue
  • Release Date : 21 July 2020
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : 9780316499040
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Download or read book entitled The Pull of the Stars written by Emma Donoghue and published by Hachette UK online. This book was released on 21 July 2020 with total pages 304. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Dublin, 1918, a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu is a small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, in "Donoghue's best novel since Room" (Kirkus Reviews) 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, a rumoured Rebel 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.

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