Midwives

Midwives

Book - 1997
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The time is 1981, and Sibyl Danforth has been a dedicated midwife in the rural community of Reddington, Vermont, for fifteen years. But one treacherous winter night, in a house isolated by icy roads and failed telephone lines, Sibyl takes desperate measures to save a baby's life. She performs an emergency Caesarean section on its mother, who appears to have died in labor. But what if, as Sibyl's assistant later charges, the patient wasn't already dead, and it was Sibyl who inadvertently killed her? As recounted by Sibyl's precocious fourteen-year-old daughter, Connie, the ensuing trial bears the earmarks of a witch hunt except for the fact that all its participants are acting from the highest motives and the defendant increasingly appears to be guilty.
Publisher: New York : Harmony ; Vintage Books, c1997
ISBN: 9780679771463
0679771468
9780517703960
0517703963
9780375706776
0375706771
Characteristics: 374 p. ; 21 cm

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mellyrose89
Oct 10, 2012

Overall I didn't mind this book. At times it was a bit everywhere, and at first I didn't understand why it was written through the eyes of her daughter, but later on it made sense. I got addicted after a while.

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kstiles
Sep 07, 2011

This book was definitely a pleasant surprise. It was hard to put down at times and I loved the ending.

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