the willow book

08/12/2008

You should read The Birth House by Ami McKay.

Though parts of the novel could have been dug into deeper, McKay’s vision is beathtaking. This novel was magical, real, and filled with the love of women. I enjoyed the illustrations (especially the vibrator advertisement) and Dora’s diary entries scattered throughout the narrative. I also liked the recipes and excerpts from The Willow Book at the end of the novel. Makes me want to have home births.

4.5 stars!

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