Without looking at Adam or their daughter, she hauls herself up the bedpost, Her feet hit the floor like stumps.
The River by Starlight by Ellen Notbohm. This historic novel, set in Montana in the early 1900s, tells the story of a homesteading couple struggling with the wife's recurring postpartum depression. Notbohm was inspired by research into her own family history and by "what we owe all women who bravely undertake the risks and unknowns of motherhood."
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I bet this is fascinating. We don't think of how women coped in the past without modern medicine. Must have been so hard to try to cope and for family members that didn't understand what was really wrong.ReplyDelete
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