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Midwives (Oprah's Book Club)

 
 
 
 
Midwives (Oprah's Book Club)
Author: Chris Bohjalian
ISBN 13: 9780375706776
ISBN 10: 375706771
Edition: 1st Vintage Contemporarie
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 1998-11-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 374
List Price: $15.95
 
 

The trial of a midwife in 1980s Vermont. Sybil Danforth, with several hundred deliveries to her name, claims the mother was dead when she opened her to save the baby. The prosecution claims the mother was alive and the operation was illegal. The story is narrated by Sybil's daughter, portraying the trial as another round in the persecution of midwives by the New England medical profession. -- Synopsis copyright Fiction Digest

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Superbly crafted...powerful. It will thrill readers who cherish their worn copies of To Kill a Mockingbird.