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Midwives

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ISBN-10: 0375706771

ISBN-13: 9780375706776

Edition: 1997

Authors: Chris Bohjalian

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"Superbly crafted and astonishingly powerful. . . . It will thrill readers who cherish their worn copies of To Kill A Mockingbird." --People With a suspense, lyricism, and moral complexity that recall To Kill a Mockingbird and Presumed Innocent, this compulsively readable novel explores what happens when a woman who has devoted herself to ushering life into the world finds herself charged with responsibility in a patient's tragic death. 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…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/8/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Chris Bohjalian, Bohjalian has written several novels, those titles include "Water Witches," "The Law of Similars" and "Past the Bleachers," which became a Hallmark Hall of Fame film. He also contributes to Reader's Digest, Boston Sunday Globe Magazine and the Burlington Free Press, where he's been a columnist since 1992. The novel "Midwives" focuses on the character Sibyl Danforth, who's a midwife that stands trial for manslaughter because of a woman's death during a home birth.