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The Midwife's Tale

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Publisher Comments:

Incorporating the whimsical mountain lore of Appalachia's past, Gretchen Laskas has crafted a story as true to our time as its own, and a cast of characters as poignant as they are entirely original.

Elizabeth and her Mama know intimately the histories of every family that comes knocking on their door, each love, loss, and shadowy secret. Few, however, know their own: who Elizabeth's father is, for instance, or why she goes to live with a man who doesn't love her, sharing his bed and raising another woman's child, or how she yearns for the one miracle her barren body can't produce. But then Elizbeth's adopted daughter begins to display an unexplainable gift, one that can change Elizabeth's life forever — if she can only allow herself to, finally, love.

Review:

"Evocative storytelling" Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Growing out of a storytelling tradition...deeply affecting, beautifully written, this is highly recommended for public and academic libraries." Library Journal

Review:

"A tender story of broken dreams." Elsa Gaztambide, Booklist

Review:

"A deeply affecting, beautifully written story...highly recommended." Lisa Nussbaum

Review:

"Gretchen Laskas opens a door to a world so real it aches and thrills. I could not put down this story of complicated romance, hard wisdom, enduring loyalties, and the miracles one person can bring to another." Robert Morgan

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385335515
Author:
Laskas, Gretchen Moran
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Midwives
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Appalachian Region, Southern
Series Volume:
1.
Publication Date:
April 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.42x5.82x.90 in. .84 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Dial Books - English 9780385335515 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Evocative storytelling"
"Review" by , "Growing out of a storytelling tradition...deeply affecting, beautifully written, this is highly recommended for public and academic libraries."
"Review" by , "A tender story of broken dreams."
"Review" by , "A deeply affecting, beautifully written story...highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Gretchen Laskas opens a door to a world so real it aches and thrills. I could not put down this story of complicated romance, hard wisdom, enduring loyalties, and the miracles one person can bring to another."
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