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Publisher Description

A remarkable new voice in American fiction enchants readers with a moving and uplifting novel that celebrates the miracle of life. In The Midwife of Hope River, first-time novelist Patricia Harmon transports us to poverty stricken Appalachia during the Great Depression years of the 1930s and introduces us to a truly unforgettable heroine. Patience Murphy, a midwife struggling against disease, poverty, and prejudice—and her own haunting past—is a strong and endearing character that fans of the books of Ami McKay and Diane Chamberlain will take into their hearts, as she courageously attempts to bring new light, and life, into an otherwise cruel world.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
August 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
William Morrow Paperbacks
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.7
MB

Customer Reviews

nothing comes to mind ,

The Midwife of Hope River

Good read.

mommyowl ,

Loved it!

Enjoyed this book very much. Wish there were more of it- didn't want it to end. Would have liked more closure at the end!

DBecker607 ,

Unique historical perspective

A well told story about a midwife in depression WVa. The main character tells some socially conscious tales about haves, have nots, and a detailed array of birthing stories. The prose is fine, but there is a lack of emotional or explicable depth in some characters and more than a little stereotyping re race and rednecks.

Still, it was entertaining and worth the read.

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