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The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison
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it was amazing

One of the most utterly absorbing books I've read in a long time. A post apocalyptic novel that doesn't forget that before the apocalypse people were LGBT and full of yearning and need. Grim but lots of pockets of warmth. Really interesting protagonist, an unnamed midwife, who begins to create a written history that will survive her for generations. Loved this novel.
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July 23, 2017 – Shelved
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message 1: by Karissa (new) - added it

Karissa This is on my to be read list! I'm excited.

Crystal It's a book that sticks with you.

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Gillian I really enjoyed this as well. The scenes with the solar powered DVD player seemed especially poignant.

message 4: by Liz (new) - rated it 5 stars

Liz Just checked this out from the library and I AM STOKED!

NoBeatenPath Based on your review I have just checked it out on Amazon - and it is on Amazon unlimited (at least for the UK) so I am starting it right away!

Robin Read this book because of your recommendation! Devoured it. Will you read the next in series?

Patricia I loved this one and the next one. I'm looking out for book 3.

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Jon Graham I'm about to start the second in the series.

Heidi Even though it was grim it reminded me that there is always hope for something better.

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