The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue audiobook

The Pull of the Stars: A Novel

By Emma Donoghue
Read by  Emma Lowe

HarperCollins Publishers
9.08 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781443463263

THE NEW #1 BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE WONDER AND ROOM  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 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.  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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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

A Time Magazine Pick for Summer

An Entertainment Weekly “Must Read”

A Town & Country Magazine Pick of Must-Reads

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A New York Times Pick of the Week

An Autostraddle Pick of Summer Books

A Kirkus Reviews Pick for Summer

A Booklist Pick of the Week

THE NEW #1 BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE WONDER AND ROOM 

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 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. 

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. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Soul stirring.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Don’t believe history repeats itself? Read this book.” New York Times
“A 100-year-old flu that feels completely current, down to the same frustrations and tensions and hopes and dangers.” Los Angeles Times
“Narrator Emma Lowe’s layered characterizations include distinct Irish accents and diction that illuminate the backgrounds of the protagonists and hospital staff…As circumstances around the women intensify, so will listeners’ investment in the outcomes of their stories. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Our first pandemic caregiver novel—an engrossing and inadvertently topical story about health care workers inside small rooms fighting to preserve life.” NPR
“A story rich in swift, assured sketches of achingly human characters coping as best they can in extreme circumstances.” Kirkus Reviews
“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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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 9.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English