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The Pull of the Stars

Emma Donoghue

Started Reading
Nov 23, 2020
Finished Reading
Nov 24, 2020

My teammate recommended this one to me, with the warning that it’s set in Ireland during the global flu pandemic of 1918. It’s both very good and very infuriating, for reasons I can’t explain without spoiling too much. Donoghue sets everything at a really high pace—you really feel the exhaustion of central character Julia Power as she wills herself through a relentless couple of days in a Dublin nursing ward for pregnant women.