Monday, July 09, 2007

the birth house

Even though the premise interested me, I wasn't expecting to love The Birth House nearly half as much as I did. I took Friday afternoon off and sat in our quiet backyard - by myself - for hours, savouring every word and every scene. The characters were charming and real, the midwifery perspective respectful and fascinating, the story simply over too soon. I can't do a book review justice (I'll leave that to Ragdoll) but I certainly can gush. I loved, loved, loved this novel.

Photo courtesy of our local thrift store - when Sadie was about the same age we found this beauty framed. It's quite large, about 22" x 30". He/she has been hanging in our bedroom ever since.


petite gourmand said... [Reply to comment]

I was actually going to pick that book up.
glad to hear it's a good one.

nothing like having quiet time in your backyard on a summer day to read a novel.

tracy said... [Reply to comment]

i saw it in the shop at the airport and almost picked it up. wish now i had! (will request it from the library which is probably better anyway!) thanks for your words of support. and do let me know where you are off to in manitoba - i am curious. lots of hidden treasures there! xo