The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue audiobook

The Pull of the Stars: A Novel

By Emma Donoghue
Read by  Emma Lowe

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316499019

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 07/21/2020

    ISBN: 9781549188909

  • Available on 07/21/2020

    ISBN: 9781549189296

Runtime: 9.11 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Time Magazine Pick for Summer

A Town & Country Magazine Pick of Must-Reads

An Autostraddle Pick of Summer Books

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 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Soul stirring.” O, The Oprah Magazine
"Donoghue offers vivid characters and a gripping portrait of a world beset by a pandemic and political uncertainty. A fascinating read in these difficult times.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Emma Donoghue

Author Bio: Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue, born in Dublin, is a playwright, literary historian, novelist, and screenwriter. Her works of contemporary and historical fiction include the New York Times bestsellers Room and Frog Music. Her books have also been finalists for the Man Booker, Commonwealth Prize, the Orange Prize, and the Women’s Prize for Ficton. She also writes story collections, literary history, and plays for stage and radio.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 9.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English