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The Birth of Love by Joanna Kavenna
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Aug 27, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 2010
Recommended for: moms who have been there and done that

I can't recall how I came across this book but I'm glad I did. 4 stories all involving childbirth and/or love loss. The story of a Dr. in 19th century Vienna that goes insane while trying to convince doctors to wash their hands before examining women during child birth; the modern day reclusive author who is writing the story of this Viennese doctor; the modern day woman in London giving birth at home and finally the future story, where there are only egg and sperm donors. the stories only intersect on a very delicate level at most but they do fine independently. All the stories are very strong.
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