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Product Details

  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Demeter Press; 1st edition (Oct. 16 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1927335205
  • ISBN-13: 978-1927335208
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 14 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #778,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lissa M. Cowan is the author of works of non-fiction, is co-translator of Words that Walk in the Night by Pierre Morency, one of Québec’s most honoured writers, and her writing has appeared in Canadian and U.S. magazines and newspapers. She has received fellowships from the University of Victoria s Writing Department and The Banff Centre. She holds a Master of Arts degree in English Studies from l Université de Montréal and lives in Toronto.

About the Author

Lissa M. Cowan is the author of works of non-fiction, is co-translator of Words that Walk in the Night by Pierre Morency, one of Québec’s most honoured writers, and her writing has appeared in Canadian and U.S. magazines and newspapers. She has received fellowships from the University of Victoria s Writing Department and The Banff Centre. She holds a Master of Arts degree in English Studies from l Université de Montréal and lives in Toronto.

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Absolutely loved this book! Brought me into the 19th century world full of vivid descriptions that were a joy to read and experience. Very much appreciated the amount of research that the author must have done to be so clear on the events and culture of the times. I had a hard time putting the book down and was sad when I finished the last page! I can only hope that the author will consider perhaps a sequel so that we can follow the journey of the family.
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Historical fiction blends with magic realism in this poetic journey into 18th century France. Cowan writes with a bold pen that conjures up a world of sensuous details, artful dialogue, and scenes that weave their way through topics like clandestine books, blessed babies, women's rights, and revolution. Hold onto your chapeau, my friends. This is no ordinary read!
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By MK45 on Nov. 21 2013
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This was an excellent read. I loved the originality of the plot, it was a page turner with a well thought out ending. I highly recommend this book to lovers of historical fiction.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa62247c8) out of 5 stars 7 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5f525ac) out of 5 stars Great Read! Dec 14 2013
By Amy Isaman - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the kind of book I like to pick up when I have long stretches to read, so I can savor the language and the story. Cowan does a lovely job straddling the line between magic and realism to keep the reader guessing about the main character, Armande, who is a wet nurse. Is her milk magical? Does her education truly imbue a her milk with qualities that somehow enlighten the babies?

Not only does the story ask these questions, but there is also the mystery of Armande's kidnapping and the peasant woman, Celeste, who searches for her. Cowan does a beautiful job juxtaposing their roles as a gentlewoman who's lowered herself to work as a wet nurse and a peasant woman who rises above her station to search for her friend to explore the role of women in 18th century France. I loved both of these characters.

I also enjoyed the history in this well-researched novel. The details are expertly woven into the narrative, unlike some historical fiction that hits you over the head with long passages of historical detail. It's the small details the author includes that drew me into the story.

I look forward to her next work. This is a great debut novel!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5ff330c) out of 5 stars I got a fever for "Milk Fever" Nov. 21 2013
By Amanda J - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Just started the book and i'm already "into it. First off the book is very well put together, perfect size, font is great, appealing cover. Very interesting so far, and can't wait to finish it, I will be writing another review when I'm done. Thank you much :)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa679c7b0) out of 5 stars Milk Fever Review Dec 15 2013
By Penelope Cromer - Published on Amazon.com
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Just finished reading Milk Fever and I loved it! The book kept me totally engaged and wondering what would happen next. Taking place in France during the time of the French Revolution, it was interesting to see how the story was influenced by the political happenings of the times, and how Armande, a wet nurse, was able to produce milk that was somehow magical.

An historical fiction fan.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5f306c0) out of 5 stars C'est magnifique! Nov. 23 2013
By readingmama - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Historical fiction blends with magic realism in this poetic journey into 18th century France. Cowan writes with a bold pen that conjures up a world of sensuous details, artful dialogue, and scenes that weave their way through topics like clandestine books, blessed babies, women's rights, and revolution. Hold onto your chapeau, my friends. This is no ordinary read!
HASH(0xa6227e4c) out of 5 stars Wisdome at its Best April 10 2014
By Adriana LG - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Milk Fever by Lissa M Cowan starts with Céleste, a young girl meeting a peddler and I wondered if they were to meet again somewhere else. In France, 2 years later, she is with Armande, a wet nurse who enjoyed reading even when a baby was at her breast. Most wet nurses did not read. Armande’s time was coming to an end - the baby was being weaned off breast milk. Before Armande left ; she asked the Master if she could take Céleste with her. Thereon, Céleste learns how to read and write.

I really enjoyed reading the parts where Armande demonstrated her talents as people arrived at her door coming from long distances seeking her advice. Already, I saw the enchantress in her. Rumor was Armande’s baby had died. Yet, she went on helping mothers like Sophie to feed her baby.

When Isabelle walked in – her needs were a little different. She wanted to read and write since it would give her a chance to work. The story is a real page-turner finding Robert who counts stars and Sophie getting gravely ill.

There are more characters with vibrant unique voices. I enjoyed reading an entry in a diary as well, dated March 2, 1784. A must read. I wondered at times, if most women felt the same when they were pregnant and the man was away or not around.

Céleste is worried, concerned – where can Armande be? “Wisdom in the wrong hands can drain magic from those who possess it.” Oh boy! This is not what I wanted to read – what is going to happen now? It did read like a mystery – so how does it end? Wisdom is the clue. All in all, Lissa M Cowan produced a magnificent novel that I strongly recommend.

Adriana LG

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