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The Birth House by Ami McKay
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Jul 20, 2009

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Read in July, 2009

I would actually like to give this one 3.5 stars.

It was an interesting book about a small community in Nova Scotia during WWI and focuses on the battle between Dora Rare and women (mostly) who wish to birth at home with midwives and Dr. Thomas and husbands (mostly) who believe women should give birth in sterile hospital.

Although WWI, automobiles, and "modern" medicine were referenced occasionally, it felt to me like the community remained static since the none of the customs, prejudices, and gender roles evolved over time.


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