The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay
A Novel

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That resignation, and those fleeting moments of care, in a world of obliviousness and pain, combine to make The Virgin Cure a powerful, affecting novel.
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From #1 international bestselling author Ami McKay comes The Virgin Cure, the story of a young girl abandoned and forced to fend for herself in the poverty and treachery of post-Civil War New York City.

McKay, whose debut novel The Birth House made headlines around the world, returns with a resonant tale inspired by her own great-great-grandmother’s experiences as a pioneer of women’s medicine in nineteenth-century New York.

In a powerful novel that recalls the evocative fiction Anita Shreve, Annie Proulx, and Joanne Harris, Ami McKay brings to light the story of early, forward-thinking social warriors, creating a narrative that readers will find inspiring, poignant, adventure-filled, and utterly unforgettable.

 

About Ami McKay

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Ami McKay is the author of the #1 Canadian bestseller The Birth House, the winner of three Canadian Booksellers Association (CBA) Libris Awards and a nominee for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her work has aired on various Canadian radio programs, and her documentary, Daughter of Family G, won an Excellence in Journalism Medallion at the 2003 Atlantic Journalism Awards. She is also active with UNICEF and other organizations. Originally from Indiana, she now lives with her husband and two sons in Scots Bay, Nova Scotia.
 
Published June 26, 2012 by Harper. 341 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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Reviewed by ROBERT J. WIERSEMA on Oct 28 2011

That resignation, and those fleeting moments of care, in a world of obliviousness and pain, combine to make The Virgin Cure a powerful, affecting novel.

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