Fiction Book Club: "The Pull of the Stars" by Emma Donoghue

Join us via Zoom for a discussion of Emma Donoghue's historical novel, "The Pull of the Stars."  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 Sweeney.

In 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.


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Event date: 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Event address: 

Main Point Books


The Pull of the Stars: A Novel By Emma Donoghue Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316499033
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Published: Back Bay Books - July 6th, 2021