The Pull of the Stars books –

The Pull of the Stars Dublin, 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 ROOMIn 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 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 WorkIn 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

10 thoughts on “The Pull of the Stars

  1. Emily May Emily May says:

    Here we are in the golden age of medicine making such great strides against rabies, typhoid fever, diphtheria and a common or garden influenza is beating us hollow. Serious question were there always this many books about pandemics Is this like one of those things where you learn about something you d never heard of before and then, suddenly, it s EVERYWHERE Because I keep reading these books that were written pre COVID and

  2. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    Dublin, 1918, the world is being ravaged by the Spanish flu, influenza Men are returning from the war, damaged, changed Julia is an almost thirty, single woman, living with her brother who cannot or will not speak She is also a nurse, which is one of the only decent employment available to women Her hospital is beseiged by flu cases and her ward is one that handles the flu in those that are also pregnant Staff so short, she is a

  3. Liz Liz says:

    5 Stars, one of the best of 2020Talk about timing Emma Donoghue became interested in the Great Influenza in 2018 because of the 100 year anniversary But as she put the final touches on her draft, the corona virus reared its ugly head Emma Donoghue has always been a master at putting us smack dab in a time and place Here, it s Ireland in 1918 WWI is still ongoing and the Influenza has Dublin in its grasp Nurse Julia Powers is acting

  4. Christine Christine says:

    4.5 stars rounded to 5 starsWhat a quiet yet powerful little gem this is Emma Donoghue escaped my radar up until now The blurb enticed me, and my impulse decision to hit the green Net Galley request button paid off nicely.This is a 3 day slice of life centering on 3 women and several key minor characters The book takes place during the 1918 influenza pandemic Much of the story unfolds in the tiny lyingin ward really a small room for pre

  5. Linda Linda says:

    Pain and suffering gather at doorsteps.No particular street No predestined number Certainly, without invitation.Julia Power rides her bicycle through the darkened streets of Dublin in the pouring rain Her destination is the understaffed and over populated hospital reeling from the onslaught of The Great Flu of 1918 The world, and in particular Ireland, takes on an invisible enemy the likes of which they ve never known And in parallel, the h

  6. Cheri Cheri says:

    NOW AVAILABLEVita gloriosa vita Life glorious lifeThere s an aura throughout this story that is somewhat bleak, while at the same time gripping in the dangers, the then fairly recent uprising that occurred Easter 1916, WWI, the conditions these people face during the 1918 pandemic something that we have all recently become too familiar with There s also so much tender consideration, kindness from this nurse and her young charge that comes to as

  7. Carol Carol says:

    Cover up each cough or sneezefools and traitors spread disease October 31, 1918 Dublin, Ireland A war A pandemic A hospital maternity fever ward A skilled midwife nurse Julia Power An able bodied helper runner Bridie Sweeney And Dr Kathleen Lynn, rebel doctor and real life character.The story takes place in three very long exhausting days for a nurse, her helper and a doctor on the run And everyone is overworked including an annoying singing orderl

  8. sarah xoxo sarah xoxo says:

    Cover up each cough or sneeze fools and traitors spread diseaseThe Pull of the Stars is Emma Donoghue s newest release, eerily relevant to today We follow Nurse Julia Powers in the midst of the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918 Ireland She works at an overcapacity hospital in the maternity ward, and we see her both bring life into the world and struggle against the pull of the starsthe merciless influenza Critically understaffed, Julia takes upon an uneduca

  9. Mackenzi Mackenzi says:

    Was not prepared to be emotionally ravaged by this book Gonna go cry now Very not okay.

  10. Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd) Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd) says:

    Popping in here with my most common note on reviews THIS BOOK HAS QUEER REP Sexuality isn t a spoiler In fact, it s almost the only way to market a book to me at this point.

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