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The Birth House - Ami McKay
The Birth House
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3.50 160
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780676977738 (0676977731)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Pages no: 408
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Birth House (McKay)
Given that this falls into a subgenre of literary women's fiction that I flippantly call the "gynecological novel", I enjoyed it far more than I expected to. A large part of that is due to the historical setting, around WW I, which gave both urgency and context to the fairly straightforward narrativ...
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4.0 *The Birth House*
The Birth House, Ami McKay’s debut novel is about the struggle of a small fishing village in Nova Scotia trying to come to terms with the advances of modern medicine. Marie Babineau is an elderly Acadian midwife and trusted healer who has seen to the medical and spiritual needs of the village women ...
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3.0 The Birth House
Actually, 3.5*. I found the WWI time period in Nova Scotia very interesting.
spinsterfun rated it
Like Anne of Green Gables with rednecks.
meganbaxter rated it
Mark this down as another book that I quite enjoyed, but didn't quite love. Something kept me a bit separated from the story, kept me from falling head over heels for the characters (although the "women from away" stole my heart quite a bit.) It felt at times like I could see the story engine grindi...
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