The Birth House

March 6, 2007|
The Birth House by Ami Mckay
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The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of Rares. As a child in an isolated village in Nova Scotia, she is drawn to Miss Babineau, an outspoken Acadian midwife with a gift for healing. Dora becomes Miss B.’s apprentice, and together they help the women of Scots Bay through infertility, difficult labours, breech births, unwanted pregnancies and even unfulfilling sex lives. Filled with details as compelling as they are surprising, The Birth House is an unforgettable tale of the struggles women have faced to have control of their own bodies and to keep the best parts of tradition alive in the world of modern medicine.
AMI McKAY is the author of three internationally bestselling novels--The Birth House, The Virgin Cure and The Witches of New York and the recent yuletide novella, Half Spent Was the Night. She began her writing career as a freelance radio journalist, and in 2001 wrote and produced a radio documentary, also called Daughter of Family G, ...
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Title:The Birth House
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:408 pages, 7.98 X 5.36 X 1.05 in
Shipping dimensions:408 pages, 7.98 X 5.36 X 1.05 in
Published:March 6, 2007
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780676977738

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