Books Completed: 45
Completion Date: March 2007
Publication Year: 2006
Reread for a class at school
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.This was a reread. Ami McKay is a local author, so my Women Writers class decided to add this book to the course list this year. The offical release of the paperback was also done at my university, so that was pretty cool. Sadly, I missed it, but I had intended to be there. Anyways, I was really bad and only went to the first class we discussed the book because I hate it when books I love get over analyzed. I can never look at a book the same way again. It was great to reread it, though. I still strongly recommend this book, and she has made an appearance on the Ten Books That Bloggers Cannot Live Without. She is not a top book, but her book is still circulating around, and many people have not had the chance to read it.
To read my original review of this book, you can see the review here.
So, because Ami McKay is a local, because I know that some people want to read it and have not yet, and because it is buy a friend a book week, I am going to buy someone Ami McKay's book. Join in even if you have read it, if too many people have read it for it to be a good idea for a give away, I will change the book, but the idea is for it to be the book I give away. Everyone knows the drill, just comment on this post and I will draw a name at the end of the week.