Book Review of The Birth House

The Birth House
The Birth House
Author: Ami McKay
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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This book was EXCELLENT. It was a great story. Dora is such a strong character and the culture and history surrounding her is so rich in tradition. I was very much interested in how medicine had evolved to a so-called 'science' so much so that the verses and routine of midwivery at the time were completely discounted although they were tried and true practice. Miss B, Dora's teacher of sorts in a fascinating character that brings mysticism and spirituality to her work in a way that might be seen as unsettling, but reveals characters that were often seen as outcasts in history unless their 'expertise' was needed.

I could go on and on about this historical novel. It was definitely one of the best reads I've had all year...;)