The Pull Of The Stars

A Novel
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Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Jul 21, 2020
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.10 hours)
Product Number: Z100163254
Released: Jul 21, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781549189302
Narrator/s: Emma Lowe
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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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 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 fallen sick are quarantined into a separate ward to keep the plague at bay. Into Julia's regimented world step two outsiders -- a woman doctor who is a rumored Rebel, and a teenage girl, Bridie, procured by the nuns from their orphanage as an extra set of hands. At first this Bridie seems unschooled in life -- she makes up a bed with only the rubber mat, and savors the weak tea and barely edible porridge from the hospital kitchen. But in the intensity of this ward, over three brutal days, Julia and the women come together in unexpected ways. In the darkness, in the despair, as people die quickly and cruelly from the capricious disease without a known cure, they shepherd new life. Women give birth, and these tough, remarkable women do the jobs they have to do with tenderness and humanity.

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Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Narrator(s): Emma Lowe
Product Number DD51168
Released: Jul 21, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549188909
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Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Product Number EB00817117
Released: Jul 21, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316667630