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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 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. As Sibyl Danforth faces the antagonism of the law, the hostility of traditional doctors, and the accusations of her own conscience, Midwives engages, moves, and transfixes us as only the very best novels ever do.

About the Author

Chris Bohjalian is the author of four previous novels, including Water Witches and Past the Bleachers, which became a Hallmark Hall of Fame film. He is a contributor to numerous publications, including Reader's Digest, Boston Sunday Globe Magazine, and Burlington Free Press, for which he has been a columnist since 1992. He lives in Lincoln, Vermont, with his wife, photographer Victoria Bluer, and their daughter, Grace. His latest novel, The Law of Similars, will be published in hardcover by Harmony Books and in audio by Random House AudioBooks in January 1999.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679771463
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Bohjalian, Chris
Author:
Chris Bohjalian
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Midwifery
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Vermont
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Medical novels
Subject:
Legal
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
1455-2F
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x .8 in .625 lb

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