The Birth House Audiobook, by Ami McKay Play Audiobook Sample

The Birth House Audiobook

The Birth House Audiobook, by Ami McKay Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Geneviève Steele Publisher: Vintage Canada Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2023 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781039003200

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Longest Chapter Length:

34:41 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

10 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

11:51 minutes

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Publisher Description

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 women of Scots Bay through infertility, difficult labours, breech births, unwanted pregnancies and even unfulfilling sex lives. Filled with details as compelling as they are surprising, The Birth House is an unforgettable tale of the struggles women have faced to have control of their own bodies and to keep the best parts of tradition alive in the world of modern medicine.

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  • Among shortlisted titles for Governor General's Literary Award - Translation, 2020
  • Winner of OLA Evergreen Award, 2007

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About Ami McKay

Ami McKay is the author of the #1 Canadian bestseller The Birth House, winner of three Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Awards, and a nominee for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Originally from Indiana, she now lives with her husband and two sons in Nova Scotia.