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The midwife of Venice

Author: Roberta Rich
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2012, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Gallery books trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"Hannah Levi is renowned throughout Venice for her gift at coaxing reluctant babies from their mothers--a gift aided by the secret "birthing spoons" she designed. But when a count implores her to attend to his wife, who has been laboring for days to give birth to their firstborn son, Hannah is torn. A Papal edict forbids Jews from rendering medical tratment to Christians, but the payment he offers is enough to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberta Rich
ISBN: 9781451657470 1451657471
OCLC Number: 741542745
Notes: "Originally published in Canada in 2011 by Random House of Canada Limited"--Title page verso.
"A novel"--Cover.
Includes a readers group guide.
Description: 335, [9] pages : map ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Roberta Rich.

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"Hannah Levi is renowned throughout Venice for her gift at coaxing reluctant babies from their mothers--a gift aided by the secret "birthing spoons" she designed. But when a count implores her to attend to his wife, who has been laboring for days to give birth to their firstborn son, Hannah is torn. A Papal edict forbids Jews from rendering medical tratment to Christians, but the payment he offers is enough to ransom her beloved husband, Isaac, who has been captured at sea"--Page 4 of cover.

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