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Pull of the Stars
Pull of the Stars | Emma Donoghue
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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.
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EadieB
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#ThePullofTheStars #EmmaDonoghue

This book takes place during the Spanish Flu Epidemic 1918 in Dublin in a large hospital that has maternity and flu patients mixed together. It takes place over 3 days and the writing is so good that you get invested in the characters who are well-developed. The book reminded me of Call The Midwife. I would have to say that it is Donoghue‘s best book so far. If you enjoy emotional reads, then you will enjoy this.

Elizabeth2 Great review! This is on my December bookspin list. ❤️ 2mo
EadieB @Elizabeth2 Thanks! Enjoy! 2mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 Sounds excellent. 2mo
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thewallflower0707
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This is one of my -I bought this because the ebook only cost 1,99€- purchases, but I loved it! It reminded me a lot of Call the Midwife. It‘s about a midwife working in a ward during the Spanish Flu pandemic in Dublin. Reading about the circumstances of Irish women moved and shocked me.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#emmadonoghue #kindle

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Singout
Pull of the Stars | Emma Donoghue
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A moving novel about a Dublin midwife working in a large hospital during the 1917 Spanish flu epidemic: unintentionally apropos given the current epidemic. I love Donoghue‘s writing: this wasn‘t as intense as some of her other work but didn‘t disappoint. Great insights into issues including medical history, politics and process of childbirth, institutionalization of the marginalized, and a bit about the Irish uprising.
#Booked2021 #CovidHeroes

Cinfhen I agree!! This book was really good!!! 12mo
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sprainedbrain
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Look what came today, @catiewithac ❤️🎄

Thank you so much! I‘ve been wanting this book ever since I gifted it to someone else in an earlier swap, and I adore the bookmark. Your wrapping was lovely, and I‘m brewing some tea right now.

Thank you for running the #ElfSwap, @Avanders 🥰

Happy holidays!

catiewithac The tea is responsible for the shipping delay, because it took forever to arrive! I‘m glad you like it. Happy holidays!!!!! ⛄️🎄🎁📚 13mo
AmyG You gifted it to me! It is just wonderful. I passed mine onto my daughter and her roommate. 13mo
sprainedbrain @AmyG I know! You even add books to my tbr with wishlists. 🤣 13mo
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Avanders Yay! 🥰🧚🏽‍♀️🎄♥️ Merry Christmas! 13mo
LeahBergen What a pretty bookmark! 13mo
NovelGirl82 Oh, you‘ll have to let me know what you think! I‘ve been eyeing this one! 13mo
sprainedbrain @catiewithac The tea was 100% worth the wait! 😋 13mo
TheKidUpstairs This one is so good! A tough read, but so well written. I read it shortly after I submitted my #NewYearWhoDis list, or else it totally would have been on there! 13mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
Pull of the Stars | Emma Donoghue
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Book 119 of the year done.

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PedanticPastorMartha
Pull of the Stars | Emma Donoghue
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Another wonderful book by Emma Donoghue. Dublin, 1918, the Great Epidemic. A nurse cares for her patients (pregnant women with influenza) over the course of three days. It‘s a quiet tale, for all the potential action in the setting; but Donoghue‘s prose is so compelling and moving, you become invested in these women. Loved it.

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Graciouswarriorprincess
Pull of the Stars | Emma Donoghue
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I am starting this today. #currentread

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StaceyKondla
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I enjoyed this audiobook - great narration, great pacing, and an intense emotional core. I thoroughly enjoyed the medical detail from the time period and the main character, Julia Power, had me enthralled. Personality, strength, compassion, and drive personified. Highly recommended!

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lowellette
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Dublin, 1918. A maternity/influenza ward. 3 women fight to deliver babies and keep women alive. Recommended for those interested in medical history or medical shows, but not for literary fiction fans.

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MicheleinPhilly
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New Emma Donoghue AND new Tana French books in the same year??? Can I get a new Sarah Waters too to make up for this shit storm?

Cathythoughts Can‘t wait for Tana ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts And another Sarah Waters would be too good to be true 2y
Reviewsbylola This one sounds SO good. 2y
batsy Waters and Donoghue 🙌🏽 I need to read French... soon, I'm sure 😆 2y
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