This was a beautiful book. The Birth House by Ami McKay is the story of Dora Rare, set in Nova Scotia just before ( and during) World War II. Dora apprentices with the local midwife, Miss B. and witnesses trial and travails of the the women. The story is richly laced with feminism, power of women. I especially loved all the remedies and recipes that are mentioned ( and given) in the book. A great read.
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