The Pull of the Stars
In an Ireland ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at a hospital where expectant mothers diagnosed with the new flu are quarantined together. Into Julia’s world step two outsiders—Doctor Kathleen Lynn, on the run from the police, and a volunteer helper, Bridie Sweeney. These women change each other’s lives in unexpected ways; they lose patients, but they also shepherd new life into a fearful world. Multi-award-winning author Emma Donoghue finds the light in the darkness in this new classic of hope and survival.