The Pull of the Stars

by Emma Donoghue | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1443461806 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingcestmoiwing of Hamilton, Ontario Canada on 3/14/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by wingcestmoiwing from Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, March 14, 2023
In an Ireland 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 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 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, caregivers and mothers alike somehow do their impossible work.

Journal Entry 2 by wingcestmoiwing at Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, March 14, 2023
I am never disappointed by Emma Donoghue. She writes from the heart and brings the reader along with her. This novel takes place over the span of three days and spans every emotion under the stars. It takes place at the end of WW1 during the Spanish Flu pandemic and it was interesting to read about how it was handled - not much differently from the COVID pandemic; wash your hands, cover your mouth if you cough or sneeze, stay home if you're unwell....It was also a reminder of the unwed mother/babies that ended up as indentured servants in Ireland that I recently learned about from reading Philomena.

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Journal Entry 3 by wingcestmoiwing at Surprise via mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, March 15, 2023

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Journal Entry 4 by lauraloo29 at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Monday, March 20, 2023
A most excellent surprise! EIGHT books arrived today. Thank you!

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