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The Pull of the Stars - Emma Donoghue

The Pull of the Stars - Emma Donoghue

Title: The Pull of the Stars

Author:  Emma Donoghue

ISBN:  9781529046151

Weight:  803g

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The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

From the international bestselling author of The Wonder and Room

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 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 classic story of hope and survival against all odds.

Peer & Press Reviews

Eerily reminiscent of our current global health crisis, The Pull of the Stars brings readers intimately close to a world where health care workers risk it all to keep their patients alive


A visceral, harrowing, and revelatory vision of life, death, and love in a time of pandemic.  This novel is stunning.

Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven

Her touch is so light and exuberantly inventive, her insight at once so forensic and intimate, her people so ordinary even in their oddities.


Bibliographic Info

TitleThe Pull of the Stars
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)

On a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.
(Printed on this page is the book’s title and the phrase ‘Signed by the author’.)

Book Stats
PublisherPan Macmillan
Publication date
Printed byCPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 139781529046151
ISBN 101529046157
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)224 x 143 x 31mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photographMark Raynes Roberts
Jacket designAmi Smithson, Picador Art Department
Jacket imagesPictures Now Image Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library (magpies)
Michael Wildsmith / Millennium Images, UK (sky)
Shutterstock (star)

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