Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. Nurse Julia Power, Doctor Kathleen Lynn, and volunteer helper Birdie Sweeney change each other's lives in unexpected ways. They lose patients to the baffling pandemic, but they also shepherd new life into a fearful world. Emma Donoghue once again finds the light in the darkness in this new classic of hope and survival against all odds. Donoghue lives in London, ON.