Novelist and screenwriter Emma Donoghue, author of the international bestseller Room, will read from and talk about her latest novel, The Pull of the Stars (Little, Brown and Co., 2020), at a Lowell Humanities webinar on April 7 at 7 p.m. Set in a Dublin hospital during the 1918 flu pandemic, The Pull of Stars tells the story of a nurse midwife, a doctor, and a volunteer helper who fight to save patients in a maternity quarantine ward. It is a story of hope and finding the light in the darkness. Donoghue’s other novels include The Wonder and Akin. Her novel Room has been published in more than 40 languages, and Donoghue adapted the book into an Academy Award-nominated screenplay. Donoghue’s appearance is co-sponsored by the Irish Studies program. Pre-registration is required and can be found at bc.edu/lowell.