The Pull of the Stars (Hardback)
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The Pull of the Stars (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages
Published: 23/07/2020

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Waterstones Says

Remarkably prescient and beautifully realised, this historical novel from the author of the seminal Room centres on a trio of female medics at the height of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic.   

The old world dying on its feet, a new one struggling to be born . . .

Dublin, 1918. In a country doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre, where expectant mothers who have come down with an unfamiliar 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 the course of 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 tells an unforgettable and deeply moving story of love and loss.

From the bestselling author of The Wonder and Room.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529046151
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 225 x 142 x 33 mm

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“The Pull of the Stars Review”

What makes a good book? I ponder this every time I read a novel that I deem to be worthy of 5 stars. I think the answer is, a good book makes you think. The Pull of the Stars made me laugh, cry, grip the sofa in... More

Hardback edition
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GeorgiLvsBooks

“Historical Fiction”

"The human race settles on terms with every plague in the end." …. I hope this is true with recent events!!!!

Sadly, The Pull Of The Stars was not to my liking.

I loved Room by Emma and I was really... More

Hardback edition
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“A nurse's story”

I was really looking forward to reading this having read ‘Room’, which I had mixed thoughts about. However, I really enjoyed this, if that’s an appropriate thing to say. There is some familiarity about it as not... More

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