Anyone else read this Pulitzer Prize-winning book? WOW! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I wish I had read it when I was a teen.
It is pretty incredible.<br><br>
I wrote a longish <a href="http://imponderabilia.blogspot.com/2005/10/midwifes-tale.html" target="_blank">blog post</a> on it (with some good links) if you're interested in more.<br><br>
Also - she has a new book out: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FWell-Behaved-Women-Seldom-Make-History%2Fdp%2F1400041597" target="_blank">Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History</a>. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
I picked up this book awhile back and read about half of it ((sigh .... so many books so little time)).<br><br>
I loved the narrative that Ulrich uses to describe the lives of colonial era women. I found myself in deep admiration of the strength of the women who endured disease and death in such an uncertain new land.<br><br>
Perhaps, I'll look for it and begin re-reading it again in 2008.
I read this book many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I recently read that they're making a movie based on the book.<br><br>
hhhmmm.... this is all I could find. Perhaps I remembered incorrectly about the movie.<br>
Here's a PBS documentary based on the book: <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117044/" target="_blank">http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117044/</a>
I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"> it. It was required reading in an American social history class that I took in undergrad.