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Book Review of A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

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This book is outstanding. It is also an award winner. I am writing a specific review for the audio. Listen to the book. It has the same information everyone else has written about it, but it makes it much easier to hear the words, as so much in her diary had a multitude of spelling variants. This is a beautifully written book about a very strong woman who lead a very forward life as a midwife and wrote about it during a time when women were not given much mind, or clout, nor the right to vote. This is fascinating, and I would love to give a copy to a few doctors I know, specifically women doctors, as this is a nod in their favor as to a woman's intuition and ability to care and heal on a much higher level. Feminist in a non-feminist way.