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Book Review of A Midwife's Tale : The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

A Midwife's Tale : The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
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Helpful Score: 4


I loved this book. I may just order another one, as I loaned out my copy and never got it back.
My family was Maine, so I was especially interested in the lives of the early settlers there.
Martha's skill, her compassion, her pragmatism, her amazing work ethic was truly inspiring. On the other side of my family, my great-grandmother was a famous midwife in a small Idaho town, during the 1800's, so it was very special to read the real diary entries of this incredible woman.
The explanations and context by the author were perfect in helping us understand what was going on, while still letting Martha's own words speak for themselves.


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