Midwives: a novel
A talented midwife is arrested for murder when she saves a baby by performing a Caesarean section once she believes the mother has died--only to have her assistant insist later that the woman was still very much alive. Told in the mesmerizing voice of the midwife's daughter, Midwives depicts the aftermath of the tragedy.
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|Grouping Author||bohjalian chris|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-18 23:28:41PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-19 00:17:30AM|
|author||Bohjalian, Chris, 1960-|
|author2-role||Random House, Inc., Vintage Contemporaries.|
|available_at_school||Cane Ridge High|
|detailed_location_school||Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction|
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.
|isbn||060960497, 9780375706776, 9780517703960, 9781400032976|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000090479|Book|Books||English|Harmony Books,|1997.|374 p. ; 21 cm., overdrive:1394dab4-ba65-4857-af12-bbbb751edf9e|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2002||
|subject_facet||Trials -- Fiction, Vermont -- Fiction|
|title_display||Midwives : a novel|
|title_full||Midwives : a novel / by Chris Bohjalian, Midwives A Novel|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Literature, Trials|