In Dublin 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 SweeneyIn 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
Grew up in Ireland, 20s in England doing a PhD in eighteenth century literature, since then in Canada Best known for my novel, film and play ROOM, also other contemporary and historical novels and short stories, non fiction, theatre and middle grade novels.
- 304 pages
- The Pull of the Stars
- Emma Donoghue
- 02 October 2018 Emma Donoghue