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The (Future) Vista Cañas Library

The Birth House

(1 customer review)

Author: Ami McKay

Length: 382 pages
Type: Fiction, Physical Book
Genre: Historical, Chick Lit/Women’s Fiction

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Description

“An arresting portrait of the struggles that women faced for control of their own bodies, The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare–the first daughter in five generations of Rares.

As apprentice to the outspoken Acadian midwife Miss Babineau, Dora learns to assist the women of an isolated Nova Scotian village through infertility, difficult labors, breech births, unwanted pregnancies, and unfulfilling sex lives. During the turbulent World War I era, uncertainty and upheaval accompany the arrival of a brash new medical doctor and his promises of progress and fast, painless childbirth. In a clash between tradition and science, Dora finds herself fighting to protect the rights of women as well as the wisdom that has been put into her care.”

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1 review for The Birth House

  1. Janet Dore

    I was sucked into this book from the first few pages. Great characters, great setting and such an interesting topic. Definitely a woman’s book. I can’t wait to read more books from Ami McKay!

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