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The birth house : a novel
Ami McKay
Adult Fiction MCKAY

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Summary: The first daughter in five generations of her Nova Scotia family, Dora Rare becomes an apprentice to a gifted midwife and storyteller before their home is threatened by the arrival of a brash medical doctor who promises sterile and painless births.


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main characters Dora Rare
Female
Married
First daughter to be born in five generations; Miss Babineau's apprentice; left to take over Miss Babineau's practice.
Apprentice

Miss Babineau
Female
Acadian
Has a gift for healing; Dora's mentor.
Midwife



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