12 January 2010

The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard TimesI can't remember who recommended this one, but I'm glad she did because I enjoyed this book.  It's a memoir by a woman who was a midwife in London in the 1950s.  It talks about lots of different things, from poverty to prostitution to the survival of premature babies.  I think this one would be interesting for a book group.

At first, it did ever so vaguely remind me of James Herriot, but with poor people instead of animals, and that made me a little uncomfortable, but it didn't remind me of it for long.

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  1. Thanks! This makes two on my list that are still being processed in the library at home.

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