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{ "b" : "The Birth House," , "cite" : "by Ami McKay, Fourth Estate, €22.05."}

26th August, 2006

{ "b" : "The Birth House," , "cite" : "by Ami McKay, Fourth Estate, €22.05."}

American-born author Ami McKay found the inspiration for her first novel when she relocated to rural Nova Scotia in Canada. The house she moved into was, she discovered, a ‘birth house’ where the local mid-wife had lived and worked nearly a century before.

Midwifery is still a contentious issue in the province. In fact, McKay has become a local spokesperson for the...

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