Prescient, Ethereally Realistic, Haunting - Pull Of The Stars By Emma Donoghue

Julia power is off to work. The readers are intrigued to know what happens next. Is it a thriller? What is her present, past and future? Where is she heading to? In the background of WW1, amidst scary pandemic Spanish influenza drawing a sketch parallel to the COVID pandemic, Emma Donoghue crafted a prescient piece of literature for the readers. A relatable piece of magic.



Three women and a maternity ward

Nurse Julia Power, Social worker Birdie Sweeney and Dr Kathleen Lynn lead the plot and hold the readers glued to the book. The life in the ward is depicted with a brutally realistic narrative. The pain and tribulations of COVID patients are pulling the world apart and hence it is impossible to imagine a parallel situation in the Yester century.

Fewer characters, a closed background and a breathtaking plot

It is impossible to read the book with an undisturbed mind. How Emma has lucidly portrayed the swaying thoughts of Julia thereby bringing a spicy yet sour flavour to the otherwise bland yet bitter scenario is commendable.

If you are someone who is affected by painful and intense scenarios this book would haunt you. If you are a historical fiction lover, you would find it painful to keep thr book aside. Impeccable and ethereally realistic reading experience.

About the Author

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.




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  2. Sounds fascinating...I will try to read it as soon as possible.

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  3. This seems quite intense. I try to pick it up soon. Also I loved how you gave some information about the author too.

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  4. Fewer characters, a closed background and a breathtaking plot- I believe this is the USP of the book that attracts me as a reader

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  5. I really like the picture you clicked and the way you wrote the article. Keep it up. 👍🏻

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  6. I remember reading about the Spanish Influenza while I was in school. It was unimaginable that a third of the population was just wiped out. Now that we're in a similar situation, it's so horrible I can't even imagine what they went through then.

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  7. I remember reading about the Spanish Influenza while I was in school. It was unimaginable that a third of the population was just wiped out. Now that we're in a similar situation, it's so horrible I can't even imagine what they went through then.

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  8. This author is very new to me. I usually don't read authors who I don't know or rather whose books I don't feel interested. But Di this book looks awesome. So changing my mind and will grab it 😉

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  9. This author is very new to me. I usually don't read authors who I don't know or rather whose books I don't feel interested. But Di this book looks awesome. So changing my mind and will grab it 😉

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  10. I really enjoy historical fiction, so this book already appeals to me. I will have to add this to my list! (Reens)

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  11. Donoghue's room is still on my tbr list. Medical thriller is certainly one of my recent fav genre.

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  12. Medical thriller is a genre I want to explore... suggest a good one to start with ....

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  14. Medical thriller is a genre I still haven't explored... this seems a good book... suggest one to start with

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  15. After reading your review I'm totally sold. Adding this to my tbr. For someone who loves historical fiction, I'm sure I will love it. Thanks for your review and recommendation.

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  16. I do enjoy a good Historical Fiction. I might add this to my tbr list.

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  17. Sounds interesting, although I have not heard of this particular book, it seems to have a decent pull.

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  18. Wow loved reading this article so much. I love your blog writing style!

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