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The Resource The birth house, a novel by Ami McKay

The birth house, a novel by Ami McKay

Label
The birth house
Title
The birth house
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Ami McKay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
Practicing midwife Dora Rare works in Scots Bay, Nova Scotia during the early part of the twentieth century, but the midwifery tradition is threatened when medical doctor Gilbert Thomas arrives with promises of fast, painless childbirth.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Atlantic (Canada) Independent Booksellers' Choice Award, 2007.
  • CBA Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, 2007.
  • Evergreen Award (Ontario), 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
142881
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKay, Ami
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • FIC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.M4288
LC item number
B57 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gender role
  • World War I
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Coastal towns
  • Midwives
  • Childbirth
  • Obstetricians
  • Nova Scotia
Target audience
adult
Label
The birth house, a novel by Ami McKay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 385 pages
Isbn
9780061135859
Lccn
bl2006021291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
71335587
Label
The birth house, a novel by Ami McKay
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 385 pages
Isbn
9780061135859
Lccn
bl2006021291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
71335587

Library Locations

    • James City County LibraryBorrow it
      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
    • Williamsburg LibraryBorrow it
      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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