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Short-listed for An Post Irish Book Awards: Eason Novel of the Year 2020 (UK); Long-listed for Giller Prize 2020 (UK)
The Pull of the Stars (inbunden)

The Pull of the Stars

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'An immersive, unforgettable fever-dream of a novel' The Times The Sunday Times Bestseller from the acclaimed author of The Wonder and Room The old world dying on its feet, a new one struggling to be born . . . Dublin, 1918. In a country 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 an unfamiliar 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 the course of 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 tells an unforgettable and deeply moving story of love and loss. Shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards -- Eason Novel of the Year The Telegraph's 'Best Novels of 2020' Guardian's 'Brilliant Books to Transport You This summer', 'Best Books of 2020' Cosmopolitan's 'Best Books to Read this summer' Stylist's 'Best summer Reads
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Emma Donoghue's The Pull of the Stars, set in a Dublin maternity hospital during the 1918 flu pandemic, shows how little our responses have changed * Guardian, 'Book of the Year' * Emma Donoghue's utterly gripping The Pull of The Stars completed before the pandemic, achieved an eerie relevance with its tale of a Dublin maternity ward at the height of the 1918 Spanish Flu crisis * The Telegraph, 'Book of the Year' * Emma Donoghue has a gift for taking details from the past and creating believable and absorbing worlds around them * The Tablet * A powerful, persistent, highly detailed and incredibly moving book that speaks through time. Donoghue is a marvel of a writer * Press Association * Timely, punchy and gripping * Evening Standard * Emma Donoghue's latest is getting an early release, and it's clear to understand why: In 1918 at the height of the Great Flu in Ireland, sick, pregnant women are quarantined together in a hospital while a group of overworked nurses tries to navigate their patients through the darkness * Marie Claire * Eerily reminiscent of our current global health crisis, The Pull of the Stars brings readers intimately close to a world where health care workers risk it all to keep their patients alive * Time * [Julia and Bridie's] relationship forms the emotional core of a story rich in swift, assured sketches of achingly human characters coping as best they can in extreme circumstances . . . Darkly compelling, illuminated by the light of compassion and tenderness: Donoghue's best novel since Room * Kirkus (starred review) * Donoghue's searing tale . . . Her blunt prose and detailed, painstakingly researched medical descriptions do full justice to the reality of the pandemic and the poverty that helps fuel it. Donoghue's evocation of the 1918 flu, and the valor it demands of health-care workers, will stay with readers * Publishers Weekly * Donoghue 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 * Certainly, the currency of The Pull of the Stars gives it a gripping edge, but at its heart this is a story about friendship, love and compassion in extraordinary times . . . It's an engrossing read. Donoghue's writing is visceral and her female characters strike a powerful chord of humanity that stays with you * Australian Women's Weekly * Rarely can a novel have been as prescient or as timely as The Pull of the Stars . . . the book flies by like a hospital shift, as drama follows crisis and victory chases tragedy in a never-ending cycle of suffering, joy and bodily fluids * Business Post * Remarkably prescient * Irish Independent * Enticingly written . . . a felicitous comment on our new times * The Irish Times * One of the Emerald Isle's most glittering literary lights, Donoghue here delivers a historical fiction turned timely reminder of human resilience * Oprah Magazine, 'Best Books of Summer 2020' * As strong and compelling as Jack in Room and Lib in The Wonder . . . a haunting and finely balanced literary novel -- Sarah Moss * Guardian * Moving and memorable * Daily Mail * Emma Donoghue's best novel since Room is a mesmeric, blood, sweat and placenta-soaked story set against the Spanish Flu pandemic * Metro * It is rare for such a fast-paced story to be told so beautifully, and the writing is comical & exquisite * Irish Independent * Moving, gripping and dazzlingly written * Stylist * An immersive, unforgettable fever-dream of a novel * Times * Eerily topical, Donoghue's new novel reads like an episode of Call The Midwife set during a pandemic * Mail on Sunday * Donoghue writes with such brilliant relish . . . fascinating and resonant * Sunday Times * In this arresting new page-turner, a Dublin hospital is overwhelmed by victims of a cruel new disease. The year is 1918; the illness is influenza. Donoghue's capable characters leap from crisis to crisis - convulsions, hemorrhages and fevers - stit

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Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish emigrant twice over: she spent eight years in Cambridge, England, before moving to Canada's London, Ontario. She is best known for her novels, which range from the historical (The Wonder, Slammerkin, Life Mask, The Sealed Letter) to the contemporary (Akin, Stir-Fry, Hood, Landing). Her international bestseller Room was a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and was a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange Prizes; her screen adaptation, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, was nominated for four Academy Awards.