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The Birth House

A Novel

by Ami Mckay

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Published by William Morrow .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages385
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7288485M
ISBN 100061135852
ISBN 109780061135859


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The Birth House, Ami McKay's first novel did not disappoint either. Her second novel, The Virgin Cure, is on my TBR stack. McKay is a fabulous story teller with engaging plots and interesting characters.

So far, her books are about brave women practicing medicine or midwifery in the early 20th century/5(). Epic and enchanting, 'The Birth House' is a gripping saga about a midwife's struggles in the wilds of Nova Scotia.

As a Spanning the 20th century Ami McKay takes a primitive and superstitious rural community in Nova Scotia and creates a rich tableau of characters to tell the story of childbirth from its most secretive early practices to modern 4/5.

The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of the Rare family. As a child in an isolated village in Nova Scotia, she is drawn to Miss Babineau, an outspoken Acadian midwife with a gift for healing and a kitchen filled with herbs and folk remedies/5().

The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of the Rare family. As a child in an isolated village in Nova Scotia, she is drawn to Miss Babineau, an outspoken Acadian midwife with a gift for healing and a /5().

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"The Birth House is a poignant, compassionate, bittersweet and nostalgic look at early 20th-century Nova Scotia. Reading McKay’s novel is like dipping into a saner, more intimate, past; a past that’s long gone/5().

ISBN Summary. The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of Rares.

As a child in an isolated village in Nova Scotia, she is drawn to Miss Babineau, an outspoken Acadian midwife with a gift for healing. The Birth House is a work of historical fiction written by Canadian novelist Ami McKay and published in The book was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and won three Libris Awards from the Canadian Booksellers Association.

The Birthing House: Worst comes the book you can't even finish. I got halfway through and just gave up. Forget this book, let it be lost within the rest of the built to fail readings of the horror genre.

I'll never get the stain this novel has left on my love for books out/5. The Birth House. The Birth House. An astonishing debut, a book that will break your heart and take your breath away.

An arresting portrait of the struggles that women have faced to protect their right to control their own bodies and to keep the best parts of tradition alive in the world of modern medicine.

Free download or read online The Birth House pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in February 14thand was written by Ami McKay.

The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.4/5. The Birth House - Kindle edition by Ami McKay. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Birth House. The Birth House - Kindle edition by Ami McKay/5(). The Birth House by Ami McKay Although she is Knopf’s New Face of Fiction forAmi McKay springs from a venerable tradition of Maritime storytelling.

Her engaging first novel, set in rural Nova Scotia around the time of the First World War, also calls to mind the enormously popular fiction of L.M. Montgomery. Men may be dogs and romance a joke, but for two country midwives in earlyth-century Canada, there's always the joy of "catching" babies.

1. Early in the novel, Dora’s Aunt Fran quotes from The Science of a New Life: “It is almost impossible for a woman to read the current ‘love and murder’ literature of the day and have pure thoughts, and when the reading of such literature is associated with idleness—as it almost invariably is—a woman’s thoughts and feelings cannot be other than impure and sensual.”.

14 quotes from The Birth House: ‘No matter what you do, someone always knew you would.’ Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. The Birth House by Ami Mc ratings, average rating, 2, reviews Open Preview The Birth House Author: Ami McKay.

There is also a sneak preview of Ms. McKay's new book THE VIRGIN CURE. I think every all woman book club should consider reading THE BIRTH HOUSE in the very near future.

There are wonderful discussion questions here to get your club talking (as if you'd need much help with this book.) There are so many issues to discuss in the book such as a.

Based on a true story, "The Book of Negroes" tells the story of Aminata, a young girl abducted from her village in Mali aged 11 inand who, after. An arresting portrait of the struggles that women faced for control of their own bodies, The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare—the first daughter in five generations of Rares.

As apprentice to the outspoken Acadian midwife Miss Babineau, Dora learns to assist the women of an isolated Nova Scotian village through infertility, difficult labors, breech births, 3/5(89).

Book Overview The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of Rares. As a child in an isolated village in Nova Scotia, she is drawn to Miss Babineau, an outspoken Acadian midwife with a gift for healing.5/5(6).

The Birth House Ami McKay, Author. Morrow $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author The book is more about the. The Birth House by Ami McKay Published by Vintage Canada on March 6th, Genres: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction Format: Hardcover Source: Ottawa Library Rating: The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of the Rare family.

As a child in an isolated village in Nova Scotia, she is drawn to Miss Babineau, an 5/5. From the beginning of Ami McKay’s debut novel, The Birth House, we know we’re in for a bit of magic. The Birth House is compelling and lively, beautifully conjuring a close-knit community and reminding us, as Dora notes, that the miracle happens not in birth but in the love that follows.

Globe and Mail (Canada). The Birth House was McKay's first published effort and reached the Number One spot on Canadian best sellers lists [citation needed]. Her second novel, The Virgin Cure, was published in Her first script for the stage, Jerome: The Historical Spectacle was commissioned by Two Planks and a Passion Theatre Company and was staged at The Ross.

Author Bio • Birth— N/A • Where—Indiana, USA • Education—Indiana State University • Awards—3 CBA Libris Awards; nominated for Int'l. IMPAC Dublin Literary Award • Currently—lives in the Bay of Funday, Canada Ami McKay's work has aired on CBC radio's Maritime Magazine, This Morning, OutFront, and The Sunday documentary.

An arresting portrait of the struggles that women faced for control of their own bodies, The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare—the first daughter in five generations of Rares. As apprentice to the outspoken Acadian midwife Miss Babineau, Dora learns to assist the women of an isolated Nova Scotian village through infertility, difficult labors, breech births, unwanted pregnancies.

In the epilogue, Dora reflects on her past and what the birth house has meant to her and to the community. There is a sense of change, but also a sense of traditions preserved and lessons learned.

What thoughts will you take away from The Birth House. (Questions issued by publishers.) top of page (summary). Epic and enchanting, 'The Birth House' is a gripping saga about a midwife's struggles in the wilds of Nova Scotia. As a child in the small village of Scot's Bay, Dora Rare -- the first female in five generations of Rares -- is befriended by Miss Babineau, an elderly midwife with a kitchen filled with folk remedies and a talent for telling tales/5().

"The Birth House is a poignant, compassionate, bittersweet and nostalgic look at early 20th-century Nova Scotia. Reading McKay’s novel is like dipping into a saner, more intimate, past; a past that’s long gone.

McKay is not only a new author /5(). This book was quite honestly painful to read, for it lays out so clearly what it is that makes being a woman difficult in society.

Although some things in modern day have improved, for instance we western women have the right to birth control, in other ways things have remained painfully the same. Get this from a library.

The birth house. [Ami McKay; Anne Livingston] -- Young Dora Rare befriends Marie Babineau, the local midwife, who wants Dora as her successor.

After initial reluctance and intensive training, Dora is left the practice on the eve of her marriage to. I left The Birth House to the end of my reading simply because it was the only book which I had not formed a pre-reading opinion on yet (although 2 of these opinions ended up being very wrong).

Ami McKay’s book, which is carrying the banner for us proud Atlantic Canadians this year, is a historical novel about a young woman and her journey. Book Description The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of the Rare family.

As a child in. The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of Rares. As a child in an isolated village in Nova Scotia, she is drawn to Miss Babineau, an outspoken Acadian midwife with a gift for healing.4/4(). Birth Center Tour with Midwife at The Natural BirthHouse - Duration: Cajun Stork - Midwife Kira at Natural Birthhouse Recommended for you.

Patriarchy promotes the idea that men are above or superior to women. Correspondingly, patriarchy plays out in Ami McKay’s The Birth House. Predominantly the relationships between the characters of Dora, Miss.

B, and the domineering Dr. Thomas demonstrate a patriarchal society consists of a male-dominating power throughout an organized society and in individual. The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of Rares.

As a child in an isolated village in Nova Scotia, she is drawn to Miss Babineau, an outspoken Acadian midwife with a gift for healing. Dora becomes Miss B.'s apprentice, and together they help the.

Ami McKay Born and Raised in The States Moved to Scots Bay, Nova Scotia Canada inspired her to write a novel The Birth House by Ami McKay Plot and Narrative Structure “I have never been so frightened or humbled as when I saw the wreckage left behind by the Halifax Explosion.

When I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing Ami McKay's The Birth House, I jumped at the book had received rave reviews in Canada and the publishers were touting the book as "reminiscent of the works of Annie Proulx and Chris Bohjalian;" I had loved both The Shipping News and the review copy of the book arrived from the publisher, I.

An arresting portrait of the struggles that women faced for control of their own bodies, The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare—the first daughter in five generations of apprentice to the outspoken Acadian midwife Miss Babineau, Dora learns to assist the women of an isolated Nova Scotian village through infertility, difficult labors, breech births, unwanted pregnancies.

The book is The Birth House, by Ami McKay. What are your favourite feminist books? Tell us in comments! I have a Tumblr, where I'm generally more articulate than I am in video: The Birth House.

Written by Ami McKay Review by Sally Zigmond. This novel, already and deservedly a best-seller in Canada, tells the story of Dora Rare and her struggles to maintain a holistic, woman-led approach to childbirth and women’s health in the first half of the 20th century.

The Birth House (Book): McKay, Ami: Practicing midwife Dora Rare works in Scots Bay, Nova Scotia during the early part of the twentieth century, but the midwifery tradition is threatened when medical doctor Gilbert Thomas arrives with promises of fast, painless childbirth.