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The pull of the stars : a novel / Emma Donoghue.

Summary:

"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."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781443461788
  • Physical Description: v, 295 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : HarperAvenue, [2020]
Subject: Nurses > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Pregnant women > Fiction.
Medical personnel > Fiction.
Hospitals > Maternity services > Fiction.
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 > Ireland > Dublin > Fiction.
Dublin (Ireland) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 35 of 39 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 39 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library Dono (Text) 33294002088532 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -


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