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Black Ambrosia by Elizabeth Engstrom
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Black Ambrosia (edition 2019)

by Elizabeth Engstrom (Author), Bob Eggleton (Cover artist), Grady Hendrix (Introduction)

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Janet Balaskas led a movement of women who refused to give birth lying down.nbsp; She has been teaching women about “active birth” ever since.nbsp; In this updated and Americanized guide, Balaskas explains how to prepare for and experience a truly natural birth.nbsp; She leads the pregnant woman through yoga-based stretching exercises and massage practice, and describes the stages of labor and comfortable positions for each, at home or in a hospital.nbsp; Balaskas has also included a chapter on water birth as well as postpartum exercises.… (more)
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Title:Black Ambrosia
Authors:Elizabeth Engstrom (Author)
Other authors:Bob Eggleton (Cover artist), Grady Hendrix (Introduction)
Info:Valancourt Books (2019), 270 pages
Collections:Paperbacks From Hell, Your library, Read 2019
Rating:*****
Tags:Horror, Paperbacks From Hell, Valancourt Books, 125 Books 19

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Perverse, depraved, beautiful. ( )
  tapestry100 | Dec 2, 2019 |
Angelina Watson leaves home at the age of fifteen, following the death of her mother. Once on the road she begins to exhibit vampirish behavior. She sleeps all day. She drinks blood, though she believes she is bestowing on her victims a gift out of love. She begins to hear a voice that urges her on. What makes all of this interesting is the ambiguity. She was never bitten. There was nothing that "turned" her. She can't change into anything and she is not fussed by religious icons. And while she seems to develop special powers later on, we must remember that we are reading the first person narration of a young woman who is possibly mentally ill. Even the book's final lines don't offer certainty. Can madness be contagious? Perhaps. I suppose, in the end, it is up to the reader to decide. ( )
  chaosfox | Feb 22, 2019 |
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