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ISBN13: 9780385335546
ISBN10: 0385335547
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Gretchen Moran Laskas is an eighth-generation West Virginian. She now lives in Virginia with her husband and son.

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Jeane, September 9, 2008 (view all comments by Jeane)
Set in a secluded valley in the Appalacian mountains of West Virginia, during the 1930's. In a time when there were few conveniences, drugs were quackery viewed with suspicion, most everybody knew each other and was interrelated somehow. The main character, Elizabeth, is the daughter of a midwife. Her mother has trained her in the lore, but when Elizabeth learns that the midwives not only delivery babies but silently murder those born deformed or unwanted, she can't bear the thought of performing such acts. Especially since she's an illegitimate child herself... There's also a convoluted love story in here, and a "miracle child" with some very unexpected gifts. What an emotional tale.
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ISBN:
9780385335546
Author:
Laskas, Gretchen Mor
Publisher:
Delta
Author:
Laskas, Gretchen Moran
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
258
Dimensions:
8.28x5.57x.58 in. .64 lbs.

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