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The Pull of the Stars

Emma Donoghue

  • First edition
  • First printing
  • Signed by the author

“An immersive, unforgettable fever-dream of a novel,” (The Times).

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.

  • ISBN 9781529046151
  • Title The Pull of the Stars
  • Author Emma Donoghue
  • Publisher Pan Macmillan
  • Imprint Picador
  • Binding Hardback
  • Publication date Thursday 1st January 1970
  • Width 14.3cm
  • Height 22.4cm
  • Weight 414g
  • Number of pages 304

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