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Becky.Dare
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I love watching Call the Midwife and so I thought I would give this book a go to see how it differed. I was so shocked at how much of the book had been put into the show and I was even more shocked that parts of the show were real. Parts were hard to read, because knowing that it is her account of life as a Midwife in the East End it made the hardship they were going through more awful than it would have been had it been fiction.

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suvata
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• TBR since June 26, 2020

Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and ROOM.

In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city center, where expectant mothers who have come down with the terrible new Flu are quarantined together.

Tamra I just love her books! 1w
suvata @Tamra Me too. I think I‘ve read just about all of them. 1w
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Bookwormjillk
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My first five star read of the year. I absolutely loved this historical fiction set in Dublin‘s Maternity/Fever ward during the worst days of the Spanish flu. It was written in 2019, but so much of it rang true given our recent experiences since then.

#JoyousJanuary
#Booked2023 about a pandemic 😷

Cinfhen I really enjoyed this book too!!! Great choice for #pandemic prompt 3w
ShelleyBooksie Agree - such a great book! 3w
Tamra Isn‘t she a wonderful writer?! Fabulous imagination and craft of writing. 3w
Andrew65 On my TBR and I really need to get to it. Well done 👏👏👏 3w
jlhammar Yes! Fantastic book! 3w
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gossamerchild
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Finished this for #AuthoraMonth. I couldn't decide on which of her fiction to start with, so I figured I'd start with this instead. I had never heard of it, and I really enjoy nonfiction. This was beautiful, and really made me miss my mom! Er...she lives in a different state, is all. Anyway, very much enjoyed this quick memoir. It also has a #leaf and #someonesback on the cover for #ISpyBingo.

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Soubhiville I hadn‘t heard of this one! It sounds sweet. 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
gossamerchild @Soubhiville it was really lovely. 3w
Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go! 3w
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Bookwormjillk
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I got up for a walk, and some chores. Now Daisy and I are back under the blankets reading. My last book wasn‘t holding my attention so I‘m trying this one now.

I didn‘t think we‘d get much more winter this year, but this weekend is giving us perfect Readathon weather. Cold and howling wind with just a few flurries every so often. #JoyousJanuary

Andrew65 Yes very wind and wet here and temperatures about to fall for another cold spell. You and Daisy need to wrap up warm. 3w
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marleed
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In the midst of chaotic 2020 I‘m not sure I could have read this book about the 3 days inside the 1918 pandemic - written prior-to, but released during, the current pandemic. I was loving this book and Birdie, but my thoughts were negatively impacted by her love story because it seemed implausible in an otherwise tragically believable story.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🖤 1mo
Christine Lovely photo! 1mo
marleed @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Christine Ahh, thank you. In retirement (and a pandemic, and 3 grandbabies in diapers) I find I never where my jewelry anymore. So, I try to come up with creative ways to store it so that someday my granddaughter will make some craft project with all of it! 1mo
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DivineDiana
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This is story about the 1918 Pandemic that takes place in Ireland, but ultimately a story about women. The reader is right there in the small hospital room with the pregnant women as they deliver their babies. The patients‘ back stories are as intense as what is taking place in the room. We learn about the real life woman,Doctor Lynn, who is wanted by the police for political activism. A book about women‘s rights and their strength.

jlhammar Loved this one. Such an emotional page-turner! 3mo
Gissy I also loved it too 3mo
DLQBOOKNERD Loved this book 3mo
Gissy I liked so much this novel! ❤️ 3mo
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TheBookHippie
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I was a volunteer doula for 28 years. One of the young moms I got very close with died from complications of childbirth -basically because they wouldn‘t listen to her. Her baby was adopted by her sister. She was an amazing teenager obsessed with hippies and the 1960s and was so wise beyond her years and so full of light. Her laughter was one of the best things I‘ve ever heard. And she loved hard, she loved me very much and called me hippie mama.

Texreader That‘s so sad and so sweet to remember her here 3mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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DivineDiana
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My IRL Book Club choice, and I think I will finish in time for the meeting!

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Coleen
Midwives: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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This was not my first Bohjalian read, but I think it‘s the one that‘s most familiar to people and would probably be considered his breakout novel, thanks, I suspect, to Oprah. Somewhat controversial and a good book for discussion. I wasn‘t necessarily sold on the choice of narrator, but good book nonetheless.

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