February 26, 2006

Reveiwapoloosa

In the past week or so there's been a steady stream of interviews and reviews of The Birth House. Here are some that can be found on the web:

A Bundle of Joy
An excellent (*blush*) review from the February 26th edition of The Ottawa Citizen by writer, Robert J. Wiersema. (His novel, Before I Wake is due out in the fall.)

Birth of a Novel
Andrea Curtis of the CBC.ca Arts web site ran a great behind-the-scenes profile, February 20. (It's especially nice if you like a good love story!)

A Sweet Debut with a Message
The Toronto Star ran Patricia Robertson's review February 19...a nice way for me to arrive in Toronto last week! (A favourite line from her review among the midwives and doulas I met with was: "The Birth House could easily be subtitled An Argument in Favour of Midwifery." But more on that in another post.)

I should also note that there were two write-ups in the Calgary Herald...an interview/profile by Sara O'Leary and a review by Claire Stirling. Both were wonderful pieces...unfortunately they are pay-per-view on the net. (I also made the Pages on Kensington bestseller list the past two weeks. Thank-you Calgary! Big Smooch!)

And last but not least...
I'm pleased to announce that The Birth House has been chosen to be a Heather's Pick!
You can visit - here - to read Heather Reisman's personal review.

I promise to dish about the Toronto trip in the next day or so (in between packing for my next tour stop...Montreal.) Thanks to everyone for writing, emailing, and coming out to greet me along the way! It's great to finally share the book with all of you.

1 comment:

patricia said...

Great news all around! And a Heather pick, no less! You must be grinning from ear to ear (in spite of the fetching hat).

The review in the National Post last week was very positive as well. Did you get a chance to read that one?