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Publisher Description

A contemporary classic that has sold more than two million copies and was a selection of Oprah's original Book Club, Midwives is a compulsively readable novel that explores questions of human responsibility that are as fundamental to our society now as they were when the book was first published twenty years ago. 
 
On an icy winter night in an isolated house in rural Vermont, a seasoned midwife named Sibyl Danforth takes desperate measures to save a baby’s life. She performs an emergency cesarean section on a mother she believes has died of stroke. But what if—as Sibyl's assistant later charges—the patient wasn't already dead?   The ensuing trial bears the earmarks of a witch hunt, forcing Sibyl to face the antagonism of the law, the hostility of traditional doctors, and the accusations of her own conscience. Exploring the complex and emotional decisions surrounding childbirth, Midwives engages, moves, and transfixes us as only the very best novels ever do.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1998
November 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
8.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Chassiesparrow ,

Midwife

Excellent story that really held my interest. Love the author's style of writing.

Lewis Ollice ,

Midwives

Great read. My mother was a midwife long before the 80,s. doctors appreciated the help in a rural areas.

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