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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Allentown Public Library System.
  • 0 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.

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12 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Allentown Public Library DONOGHUE, EMMA (Text) 34455006701722 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 08/11/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316499019
  • ISBN: 0316499013
  • Physical Description: v, 295 pages ; 25 cm
  • 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.
Pregnant women > Fiction.
Medical personnel > Fiction.
Hospitals > Maternity services > Fiction.
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 > Ireland > Dublin > Fiction.
Dublin (Ireland) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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