by Ami McKay.
Quickie recap: Dora Rare is learning to be a midwife\healer in an age when modern medicine is slowly infiltrating Nova Scotia.
Quickie review: Beautiful, quiet, unsuspecting. The lull of the narrative takes you to Canada's picturesque east where the setting is intimate and soon the characters may as well be your neighbours too (for better or worse). McKay manages a true sense of family history and creates a story that takes you back (even if you've never been there).
Quickie recommendation: A lovely, lovely read.