The new novel from bestselling author Emma Donoghue

The new novel from bestselling author Emma Donoghue

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 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, 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.

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 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, 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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Digital Appearances

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August 25th at 8:00 PM EST

Join Emma In-Conversation with Vish Khanna as part of the Eden Mills Festival Book Club in partnership with the Cambridge Library

Register here. Order your copy of The Pull of the Stars from the supporting bookseller, The Bookshelf, here.

August 26th at 7:00 PM EST

Join Emma on an Instagram Live In-Conversation with Indigo

Link to come. Order your copy of The Pull of the Stars from the supporting bookseller, Indigo, here.

August 31st at 7:00 PM EST

Join Emma in conversation at the Ottawa Writers’ Festival

Link to come. Order your copy of The Pull of the Stars from the supporting bookseller, Perfect Books, here.

September 10th at 7:00 PM EST

Join Emma In-Conversation with Helen Humphreys as part of Kitchener Public Library’s event series

Link to come. Order your copy of The Pull of the Stars from the supporting bookseller, Wordsworth Books, here.

September 14th at 7:30 PM EST

Join Emma Donoghue as she presents her new novel as part of the Grimsby Author series

Link to come. Order your copy of The Pull of the Stars from the supporting bookseller, Epic Books, here.