While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged! After you have read this month's choice, join us for a great discussion. Each month we will read a new title from a variety of genres and authors. New members are always welcome.
In October, we will be discussing The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue.
THE NEW #1
BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE WONDER AND ROOM
Dublin, 1918: three
days in a maternity ward at the height of the great flu. A small world of work,
risk, death and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The
Wonder and Room.
In an Ireland 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 the
terrible new 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 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, caregivers and mothers alike somehow do their impossible work.
In The Pull of
the Stars, Emma Donoghue once again finds the light in the darkness in this new
classic of hope and survival against all odds.
***Limited copies of the book are available for pickup at the Grand River Stanley Park Community Library starting Monday, August 30, 2021. Please call 519-896-1736 to request a copy.***
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