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The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
"Captivating from the very first page. Otsuka's tale of Japanese immigrants told through the eyes of picture brides uses not a singular voice but a chorus of women, none more or less important than the next, in a way that is both spellbindingly spa..." Read more of this review »
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This One is Mine by Maria Semple
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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
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BEST birth book I've read, by far. Love it, and will be reading it again as my due date gets closer.
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Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy by Roger W. Harms
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The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
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Excellent reference book. Direct, and written by the grandmother of modern doulas, Penny Simkin. A must have if you're considering natural birth. Will update this review after babe is born to comment on how effective the book was.
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Willful Creatures by Aimee Bender
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