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Pages from the Past (by Ami McKay)

Sometimes a tale set in the distant past can speak to my here-and-now just as readily as a story set in my own lifetime. Here are a few novels that stayed with me long after I turned the last page. Ami McKay’s debut novel, The Birth House was a # 1 bestseller in Canada, winner of three CBA Libris Awards, nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and a book club favourite around the world. Her new novel. The Virgin Cure, is inspired by the life of her great- great grandmother, Dr. Sarah Fonda Mackintosh, a female physician in nineteenth century New York. Born and raised in Indiana, Ami now lives in Nova Scotia.

by Kerry Clare · Tagged ami mckay, historical fiction, life histories