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The pull of the stars : a novel / Emma Donoghue.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

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1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library LP F DONOGHUE MAR 2021 39851001585125 New Large Print Copy hold / Volume hold On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0316705292
  • ISBN: 9780316705295
  • Physical Description: v, 406 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition ; first edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, and Company, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
A novel set in 1918 Dublin offers a three-day look at a maternity ward during the height of the Great Flu pandemic.
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.
Subject: Nurses > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Medical personnel > Fiction.
Pregnant women > Fiction.
Hospitals > Maternity services > Fiction.
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 > Ireland > Dublin > Fiction.
Dublin (Ireland) > Fiction.
FICTION > Historical > World War I.
FICTION > Literary.
FICTION > Medical.
Hospitals > Maternity services.
Medical personnel.
Pregnant women.
Ireland > Dublin.
Nurses > Fiction.
Medical personnel > Fiction.
Hospitals > Fiction.
Pregnant women > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Large print books.
Dublin (Ireland) > Fiction.
Ireland > Fiction.
Genre: Large type books.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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