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Fly Away Home by Maggie Myklebust
Fly Away Home by Maggie Myklebust
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting Read, 18 April 2012
Fly Away Home is a superbly crafted memoir of one woman's life lived on two continents. As the descendent of second generation Norwegian immigrants but a New Jersey girl herself, the author skillfully captures the challenges inherent to a life lived straddling the Atlantic and her searingly honest narrative carries the reader on a journey of love and loss that is truly compelling.

From the books' opening statement that "It's always been acceptable for people all over the world to sell their belongings, pack up their children and leave their homeland for America," you know that you're about to embark on the kind of journey that encompasses the hopes and dreams of generations of… Read more
Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practi&hellip by Grantly Dick-Read
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
If you never read any other book on childbirth, make sure you read this one. I first read this book before I had my first child in 1992. I was so glad I did. My understanding of the labour-fear-tension connection enabled me to have a relatively pain-free labour. I have since had 2 more children and reread this book each time, using the knowledge I gained to feel in control of my birthing experiences. Relaxation has been key and as a result, I can honestly say that giving birth has been the most fantastic experience for me each time. My midwives have all said they've never seen anyone give birth in such a relaxed state.